Denton County chief deputy constable Barry Minoff was indicted last week on a first-degree felony charge of misapplication of fiduciary property, according to media reports.
Minoff, 43, is the former treasurer of the North Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association, and he allegedly used $300,000 of the association’s money to gamble, according to FOX 4. He was indicted by a Hood County grand jury on Wednesday.
Minoff is the No. 2 for Denton County Precinct 4 Constable Tim Burch. Precinct 4 covers much of southwest Denton County, including Argyle and Flower Mound.
The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that Minoff has held multiple positions in the county since 2013, and his current annual salary is more than $78,000. He unsuccessfully ran for Denton County Constable Precinct 3 in 2012.