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After a weeklong sentencing hearing, a judge orders the civil rights leader behind bars for misuse of nonprofit donations.
State representative Tyrone Brooks has long been one of the most-popular legislators at the State Capitol, well-liked by both his fellow Democrats and many Republicans. So it’s no overstatement to say that most folks were genuinely shocked earlier this month to hear the sixty-seven-year-old Atlanta civil rights leader had been charged with thirty counts of federal wire and mail fraud involving the theft of money from organizations he headed.