FREMONT, Neb. -- A former Dodge County Attorney from Fremont has pleaded guilty in a civil rights violation case.

Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 47-year-old Oliver Glass, of Fremont, pleaded guilty to a Criminal Information charging him with conspiracy to commit deprivation of rights under color of law.

Officials said Glass could face a maximum punishment of one year in prison, $100,000 fine, or both. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is set for Feb. 17, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.

As admitted to in the plea agreement:

Glass was appointed as the Dodge County Attorney in 2011 and was again elected in 2014 and 2018. In 2020, Glass’s wife filed for divorce and on March 6, 2020, Glass learned that his wife had been dating an individual identified in the Information as Victim 1.

From around March 6, 2020 until about Dec. 22, 2020, Glass planned with other people who are unnamed in the Information to deprive Victim 1 of his rights protected by the Constitution, specifically, his right against unreasonable search and seizure protected by the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution by conspiring to unlawfully stop or arrest Victim 1.

Glass and others used their restricted access to the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) to gain information about Victim 1. A supervisor in the Fremont Police Department told other officers that Victim 1 was dating Glass’s wife and to be on the lookout for Victim 1. The supervisor gave the officers Victim 1’s information, vehicle description, and license plate number.

An officer within the Dodge County law enforcement community, while acting as a private investigator, used his law enforcement credentials to gain access of Victim 1’s criminal history that was not publicly available. Members of law enforcement in Dodge County would drive by Victim 1’s apartment looking for Victim 1 without legal justification or criminal predicate.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.