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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Former Assistant City Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Donald Bauermeister, 44, entered a plea of guilty to conspiring to distribute marijuana.  The plea was entered before the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief Judge in Omaha.  A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is scheduled for January 29, 2018.


Bauermeister entered into a plea agreement agreeing to a factual basis for his plea.  The plea agreement states that Bauermeister was an Assistant City Prosecutor in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  A 13-pound shipment of marijuana was seized in Summit County, Utah.  The driver advised he was paid by Bauermeister to pick up the marijuana in Oregon and transport it to Omaha. A search of the co-conspirator’s phone revealed a series of texts from Bauermeister.  The texts provided specific instructions on how to meet up with the source and travel updates.


When confronted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bauermeister resigned his position.  He also surrendered his license to practice law.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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