One of the defendants in a public corruption case involving a former state representative has been sentenced in a mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy. US Attorney Steve Hill says Tuscon Redd has been sentenced to one year in prison and must pay 260-thousand dollars restitution to the seven housing developments he defrauded. Redd, former state lawmakers Vernon Thompson, his son Jamil Thompson and Kevin Sallard all were indicted by a federal grand jury in Kansas City last June. They were accused of diverting more than a quarter million dollars from the housing developments to their own use. The Thompsons have pleaded guilty to various charges and await sentencing. The charges in the housing case were dropped against Sallard after he pleaded guilty to mail fraud in an unrelated case of embezzling from a youth assistance agency.
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