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WATCH: Former Vail IT director arrested on multiple charges including assaulting police officers

Ron Braden assaulted two police officers during his arrest on July 3, Vail Police said.

VAIL, Colo. — The body camera footage of the arrest earlier this month of the former information technology (IT) director for the Town of Vail was released Friday.

Ron Braden, 54, is being held on suspicion of:

  • violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act
  • embezzlement of public property
  • theft
  • official misconduct
  • forgery
  • assault on a peace officer

Vail Police said Braden's arrest came after an 18-month investigation.

Police said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) helped in the investigation.

The investigation into Braden came after he resigned in November 2018, according to Vail Police.

Police said after Braden left they found evidence of an elaborate scheme to defraud taxpayers over a six-year period.

Officers went to arrest Braden on Saturday near Minturn. Police said Braden resisted arrest and injured two of the three arresting officers.

Watch the body camera footage:

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The officers were treated and released at the scene, according to police.

Braden is being held in the Eagle County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.

Braden is alleged to have co-conspired with Eric Nastri, 55, in the scheme, according to police.

Credit: Eagle County Sheriff's Office

Nastri was also arrested in early July Denver by Vail Police detectives. He's being held in the Eagle County Detention Center on suspicion of:

  • violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act
  • theft
  • conspiracy to commit theft
  • forgery
  • money laundering
  • cybercrime

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