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Former Milton Mayor Guy Thompson was sentenced to 51 months in prison on Friday, bringing to end a 15-month saga that saw the swift and stunning downfall of a man who used to be revered as one of the region’s most distinguished civic and charitable leaders.
U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers handed down the sentence before a packed courtroom at the Pensacola federal courthouse just past 5:30 p.m., nearly four and a half hours after his sentencing hearing began.
Thompson will have to report to prison March 2. The prison where he will serve his sentence will be decided by prison authorities, but Rodgers said she’d recommend he stay at the Pensacola federal prison.
Rodgers deferred judgement of restitution that Thompson must pay to his victims for a later date.