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Iowa lawyer steals underwear, license suspended

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa law license of a former Marshalltown prosecutor who stole a co-worker’s underwear has been suspended.

The Iowa Supreme Court ordered the license of Benjamin Stansberry suspended indefinitely, for at least one year.

Stansberry pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and trespassing charges in the case in September 2016 following his arrest a month earlier. He paid more than $200 in fines and court costs and resigned from his job in the Marshall County Attorney’s Office. He also resigned from his position as a member of the Marshalltown Community School District board.

Stansberry’s arrest came after a co-worker reported finding a pair of her underwear in her driveway just after Stansberry had been alone in the woman’s house. Authorities determined he entered her bedroom without permission to take them.

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