Florida Man, former mayor sentenced to prison for being a politician…err, I mean embezzling money
My man landed a solid 51 months in prison Friday after defrauding the charity United Way of more than half a million dollars.
Thompson was mayor of Milton for 20 years and was on its city council for 16 years. He was head of the United Way chapter for 39 years, the affiliate reported
According to court documents Guy Thompson, a former mayor of Milton, a city northeast of Pensacola, last year pleaded guilty to 20 counts of wire fraud and three counts of tax evasion in the case.
Thompson deposited donations to the United Way into his personal bank accounts — without telling anyone at the charity’s chapter about the donations — and used the money to make mortgage payments and to buy a beach condominium, according to the documents.
Between 2011 and 2018, Thompson was able to embezzle a total of $652,000.61 from United Way of Santa Rosa County while he served as executive director of the charity, court documents said.