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Sep 30, 2010 1:17 PM

Illegal Spending Spree Sends LA Minister to Prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana minister has been sentenced to
27 months in federal prison for using stolen money orders during a
spending spree in Mississippi.
The Rev. Toris Young of New Orleans pleaded guilty in June to
one count of bank fraud and one count of using forged money orders.
U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee on Thursday sentenced Young to 27
months on each court, to run concurrently. Lee also placed Young on
five years supervised release and told him to pay restitution of
Prosecutors say the money orders came from a shipment stolen in
New Orleans in 2005.
Young made headlines in 2009 when he led an unsuccessful effort
to recall U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao of Louisiana for voting
against President Barack Obama's stimulus package.


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