Skip to comments.Former Florida mayor jailed for stealing $650k from United Way
Posted on 01/18/2020 5:13:51 PM PST by conservative98
Florida man strikes again.
The former mayor of Milton, Fla., was sentenced last week to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay back $650,000 he stole from the United Way.
Guy Thompson, who served as Miltons mayor from 1994 to 2014, stole the funds while he was the executive director of the United Way in Santa Rosa County, according to the Pensacola News Journal. Thompson devised a complex scheme where he kept a portion of money intended for use to pay United Ways regular bills and expenses by replacing it with other donation checks no one at United Way knew about, the paper reported.
Prosecutors found Thompson started stealing the money while serving as mayor in 2011 and he continued the illicit plan for seven years until 2018, when he was terminated by the United Way.
He used the funds to purchase, among other things, a BMW and a beachfront condo.
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Was he black?
The older I get, the more my attitude becomes “hang ‘em high”. Not just street crime, but crap like this as well.
Worked with a woman whose husband was part of the athletic department of the local university. He was caught stealing well over $100,000. Of course he was fired. Turned out he was fired for doing the same thing at his previous job at a university in another state. He then moved to Florida where he was caught embezzling a large sum from a charity.
Doesn’t anyone do background checks anymore?
Definitely for corruption by those we pay to judge, make our laws and protect us. We need to make big examples out of them so others do not do the same.
Milton always had a good football team.
In 1965, Walton High School, DeFuniak Springs, broke their 44 game winning streak, 13-12 at Milton.
If you steal $100 bucks they throw the book at you, if you steal $100K everyone goes to your parties and no one want to endanger the charity.
UW was famous for throwing lavish parties for the rich even though the majority of donations did not result from the parties but smaller donations.
Or at least click on the link!
By the way, — he is a Democrat.
Yup, United Way is its own criminal enterprise.
I have no idea who he is, but I’m going to say without question he is Republican otherwise he wouldn’t be arrested. Democrats today are above the law and the Republican party apparently is perfectly fine with that.
No way, Democrats don’t get arrested.
White collar crime is worse than street crime because the $$ are usually much larger. Here the crooked mayor stole $650,000. Try stealing that much from stores. You will get caught way sooner.
Let me guess: Democrat
Political Party: Republican
united way: . . . . no way
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