- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Former Caddo Parish Commissioner Michael Williams has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for stealing from a nonprofit meant to help at-risk youth.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said in a news release Thursday the 55-year-old Williams was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on 11 counts of wire fraud. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay over $8,500 restitution.

According to evidence presented at the four-day trial that ended on March 10, Finley says Williams took more than $8,000 from the SWAG Nation bank account from Oct. 1, 2012 through July 1, 2014.

SWAG Nation’s declared purpose is to partner with local institutions to help mentor and counsel at-risk individuals ages 7 to 17 so that they can better function in society.

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