Theft leads to prison sentence for former housing authority leader

Wenston DeSue, former executive director of the Bradenton Housing Authority, was sentenced to a year in prison for theft of federal funds.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew also entered a forfeiture money judgment of $276,300 against DeSue, which was the proceeds of his theft, and ordered him to pay the same amount in restitution to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

DeSue pleaded guilty in May. Prosecutors said he accepted his salary for time he was supposed to be working, but… …read more