- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A former sheriff’s major in Georgia has been sentenced to jail for using his position for personal financial gain.

Local media reports that Nick Neal was sentenced Friday to two years in jail. He was found guilty of illegally selling automotive parts to the county government after Sheriff Butch Conway told him that it wasn’t allowed.

Neal was a former sheriff’s major in Gwinnett County.

Chief Judge Melodie Snell Conner agreed to sentence Neal as a first offender, saying he has done “a lot of good” in his 25 years in law enforcement. Conner allowed Neal to turn himself in to the Gwinnett Jail on Monday morning.

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