PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former Maine state legislator has been sentenced to six months in prison for misusing federal funds.
Adam Mack of Standish was also sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $384,000 in restitution. He is scheduled to report to prison May 17.
Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Mack, a Republican member of the House from 1997 to 2000, pleaded guilty to equity skimming.
Authorities say after leaving the Legislature he ran a Portland-based management company that oversaw nine multifamily residences. The Portland Press Herald reports that the owner of one property took out loans subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Prosecutors say Mack withdrew $384,000 his company was holding for the agency as security for the mortgage loan and improperly used those funds to pay unrelated expenses.
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