Former Nebraska prosecutor gets prison for violating rights of romantic rival


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The former Dodge County attorney was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison for conspiracy to commit deprivation of rights under color of law.

There is no parole in the federal system.

The former prosecutor, 47-year-old Oliver J. Glass, with serve a one-year term of supervised release and pay a $3,000 fine.

In 2020, Glass conspired with others to deprive an individual of his rights protected by the Constitution.

They used the resources available to them as officers of the law to get information about the man who was dating Glass’ wife.

Glass later pleaded guilty to violating that man’s rights.

Chief U.S. District Judge Robert F. Rossiter noted that Glass breached his ethical professional obligations and the public trust.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell echoed that sentiment.

“Oliver Glass, in this matter, did act with malice and from base motives while abusing his office,” he said. “This type of behavior undermines the public’s trust in the criminal justice system, and I hope that this sentence helps restore that trust.”

FBI Omaha Special Agent in Charge Eugene Kowel said after the sentencing, “Oliver Glass used the power of his elected office to carry out a personal vendetta. Over and over again, he abused his authority by violating the rights of his victim.”

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