Former state Sen. Tommy Robertson was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, with two years to serve, for embezzling $379,594 of a $484,000 construction loan that he was handling for a couple through Singing River Federal Credit Union.

Special Judge Richard McKenzie also ordered Robertson to serve eight years under post-release supervision, fined him $1,000 and ordered him to pay $60,000 in restitution.

District Attorney Tony Lawrence pointed out the restitution was less than expected because the bank received insurance money to cover a portion of the loss. In addition, he said, Robertson had also already paid about $16,000 of what was owed.



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