Posted on August 25, 2023

New Hampshire Sheriff Accepts Paid Leave After Arrest on Theft, Perjury Charges

Associated Press, August 22, 2023

A New Hampshire sheriff accused of stealing county funds and lying to a grand jury has agreed to be put on paid administrative leave.

Strafford County Sheriff Mark Brave was charged Thursday with eight felonies including perjury and theft of about $19,000. {snip}

Mark Brave

Mark Brave


The charges allege that Brave used his county credit card to pay for travel to fictitious business meetings with multiple paramours and then lied about it to a grand jury.

Brave, a Democrat elected in 2020 as New Hampshire’s first Black sheriff, was paid a salary of about $72,000 plus $11,000 for overtime in 2022.

He has called the allegations politically and racially motivated. {snip}