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Ex-Lawmaker to be Sentenced for Misappropriation

Ex-Lawmaker to be Sentenced for Misappropriation

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former state representative who was accused of pocketing $28,000 from a life insurance policy on a friend's dead daughter is facing sentencing.

Ex-Rep. Leo Medina is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Providence Superior Court. A jury convicted Medina in June of unlawful appropriation, but acquitted him of two other charges including embezzlement and obtaining money under false pretenses.

Medina faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $84,000 on the misappropriation of funds charge.

Medina served one term as a Democratic state representative from Providence. He lost his bid for a second term in 2012.

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