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Former Florida mayor jailed for stealing $650k from United Way
NY Post ^ | January 18, 2020 | 6:53pm | Paula Froelich

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 Milton’s 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 Way’s 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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KEYWORDS: fraud; guythompson; scandals; unitedway
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1 posted on 01/18/2020 5:13:51 PM PST by conservative98
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2 posted on 01/18/2020 5:14:00 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Was he black?


3 posted on 01/18/2020 5:16:08 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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4 posted on 01/18/2020 5:20:01 PM PST by conservative98
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Lilly white


5 posted on 01/18/2020 5:21:03 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: conservative98

The older I get, the more my attitude becomes “hang ‘em high”. Not just street crime, but crap like this as well.


6 posted on 01/18/2020 5:26:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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REPORTEDLY A REPUBLICAN
7 posted on 01/18/2020 5:28:22 PM PST by ptsal
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To: conservative98

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?


8 posted on 01/18/2020 5:38:02 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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.


9 posted on 01/18/2020 5:39:52 PM PST by apoliticalone (Without freedom of speech we have no democracy and will lose all our freedoms.)
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To: conservative98

Milton always had a good football team.

In 1965, Walton High School, DeFuniak Springs, broke their 44 game winning streak, 13-12 at Milton.


10 posted on 01/18/2020 5:46:14 PM PST by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: hanamizu

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.

DK

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.


11 posted on 01/18/2020 5:48:00 PM PST by Dark Knight
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RTFA!

Or at least click on the link!


12 posted on 01/18/2020 5:54:51 PM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: apoliticalone

By the way, — he is a Democrat.


13 posted on 01/18/2020 6:00:20 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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Yup, United Way is it’s own criminal enterprise.


14 posted on 01/18/2020 6:09:04 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: conservative98

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.


15 posted on 01/18/2020 6:11:01 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Out of the depths of leftist hell, I cry to you oh lord!)
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To: Surrounded_too

No way, Democrats don’t get arrested.


16 posted on 01/18/2020 6:11:36 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Out of the depths of leftist hell, I cry to you oh lord!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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.


17 posted on 01/18/2020 6:19:40 PM PST by entropy12 (You are either for free enterprise or want gov't to protect your wage levels. Can't be both.)
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To: conservative98

Let me guess: Democrat


18 posted on 01/18/2020 6:23:04 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Correct.

Political Party: Republican

https://www.mylife.com/guy-thompson/e820126099608


19 posted on 01/18/2020 6:26:35 PM PST by conservative98
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united way: . . . . no way


20 posted on 01/18/2020 6:34:21 PM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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