Former Florida Mayor sentenced to 51 months after defrauding charity

(CNN)A former Florida mayor was sentenced to 51 months in prison Friday after defrauding the charity United Way of more than half a million dollars. Ryan Cardoso, an attorney for Thompson, said the former mayor is “repentant and committed to making amends.” “Words cannot express the remorse and sorrow that Mr. Thompson feels in this case,” Cardoso said in an email to CNN. Thompson was also ordered to pay back the embezzled money, less the some $220,000 seized from his bank accounts. Thompson was mayor of Milton for 20 years…

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