- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - The former president of a Maine charity has been sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $4.6 million from the organization.

Eighty-two-year-old Russell Brace of Camden was ordered Friday to repay the money to United Mid-Coast Charities.

Brace pleaded guilty in May to federal mail fraud and tax fraud charges. He was charged with stealing donated money from 1999 to 2014.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1GBMjKS ) that Brace told the judge Friday that his words could not begin to encompass the full and true apology that he said he owes the community.

The charity, which supports dozens of agencies in Knox and Waldo counties, sued last year after Brace retired after 13 years as president. His lawyer says Brace has paid back more than $1 million.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com


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