Former Langley mayor begins jail term

Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick checked into Island County Jail this week, serving the first of what will be a 15-day sentence.

Kwarsick, who is also the former planning chief for Coupeville, reportedly checked into the jail at about 9 a.m. as was required by the sentence handed down by Judge Vickie Churchill.

The ousted mayor and long-time public servant for several governments on Whidbey Island pleaded guilty to misdemeanor malfeasance in Island County Superior Court this past December.

He altered the conditions of a permit for a family member’s home while working as the planning chief for Langley, before being elected the city’s mayor in 2011. The crime came to light as the result of a whistle-blower complaint.

Kwarsick is eligible to receive visitors between the hours of 1:30 and 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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