Miguel Martinez Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

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Former City Councilman and money launderer Miguel Martinez was sentenced to five years in prison today for swiping $106,000 from the city budget. The money, which was supposed to go to community groups, was laundered through nonprofits before Martinez siphoned it off for himself. The 39-year-old Democrat said he was "remorseful and shamed" by what he did. He added, "If I could change time, I would do things differently." Especially the things he did to get caught.

Five Years For Martinez [The Daily Politics/NYDN]