- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Bush White House aide is due in court Wednesday to be sentenced for stealing nearly $600,000 from a government program that promotes democracy in Cuba.

Felipe Sixto pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to theft from the Center for a Free Cuba.

Sixto quit his job as a special assistant to President George W. Bush for intergovernmental affairs almost a year ago after learning that the center was beginning legal action against him.

Sixto worked as the center’s chief of staff before moving to the White House. He acknowledged overcharging the organization more than $579,000 when purchasing radios and flashlights with federal funds.

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