- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The former president of the union that represents Jackson County jail employees was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for embezzling funds from the union.

Federal prosecutors announced that 39-year-old Jesse Morgan was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison without parole. He was also ordered to repay more than $138,000 to the Local 1701 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Morgan was president of the union from 2008 to 2012, when other union officers discovered the embezzlement.

He pleaded guilty last October to wire fraud. He admitted that he used union funds to pay personal expenses.

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