Kearney city councilman pays fine for gambling

photo courtesy Lincoln Police Department

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) _ Kearney City Councilman Randy Buschkoetter has pleaded no contest and paid a fine for gambling at the boys state basketball game in Lincoln last month.

The Kearney Hub reports that the 49-year-old Buschkoetter pleaded no contest Friday in Lancaster County Court to engaging in gambling, a misdemeanor. He paid a $200 fine, plus court costs.

Lincoln police have said that off-duty officers saw Buschkoetter take four of five bets that his 21-year-old daughter wrote down in a notebook during the course of several games March 14 at Pinnacle Bank.

Buschkoetter's daughter was also cited in the incident, but charges were never filed against her.

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