Former nonprofit group official gets prison for embezzlement

By: The Associated Press


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former finance director of a Providence nonprofit group is headed to prison for embezzling from the organization.              

Charles Denno, of East Providence, was sentenced Friday to 33 months in federal prison and must pay $630,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to wire fraud in March.              

Prosecutors say the 67-year-old Denno took more than $700,000 from the Providence Plan from late 2012 through July 2016.              

They say he used money given to the data analysis group from the U.S. Education Department and the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and paid it to a business he owned.              

Denno has acknowledged he later used the money for personal reasons, including withdrawals at Twin River Casino.              

He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and 100 hours of community after his prison term.

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