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Airport board member's future uncertain after arrest

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A weekend arrest has some questioning whether a member of the Sioux City Airport Board of Trustees will keep his position.

In a follow-up to a story we first brought you Saturday, 59-year old Grady Marx is accused of stealing from the state of Iowa.

The discovery was made after a large-scale investigation dubbed "Operation Landlord."

The Iowa Department of Transportation alleges that Marx was paid by former DOT employee David Weigel, for mowing and maintenance he did not perform.

Authorities say the two men conspired to steal more than $400,000.

Marx is charged with theft, conspiracy, money laundering, and criminal conduct.

Marx, of Marx Distribution trucking firm, serves on the airport board, and is a former vice-chairman.

The Sioux City City Attorney says because the board operates independently, the protocol is for the board to give the city council their recommendation on a member's status.  However, council members can also invite action.  The board has not met since the arrest, and officials said Marx remains a member.

Our attempts to reach Marx for comment have been unsuccessful.

 

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