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Theft charges against Iowa janitor dismissed

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DES MOINES (AP) -- Charges have been dismissed against a former Cedar Rapids school janitor accused of stealing wallets during a visit to the state capitol in Des Moines.

Marshall Clemons of Cedar Rapids was charged with two counts of theft after the Iowa State Patrol says he stole a wallet from a woman's purse in March.

Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says the charges were dropped in exchange for Clemons taking a first-time offender class. Sarcone says Clemons did not have to admit guilt.

Clemons, who lost his job, was also the president of the local Service Employees International Union. He also was job-shadowed by then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2008.

Clemons was visiting the capitol with other union officials when he was arrested.

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