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Former Georgia principal to serve 10 years for stealing

January 24, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — A former principal who admitted stealing $1.2 million from two Fulton County schools and an Atlanta public school has been given a 20-year sentence — 10 to serve in prison and 10 on probation.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, in a news release Tuesday, said 38-year-old Christopher Clemons also was ordered to pay $810,000 restitution to the victims of his theft — Latin College Preparatory School, Latin Grammar School and Latin Academy Charter School.

Clemons pleaded guilty to 55 counts, admitting to stealing the money. Authorities say he spent $50,000 at strip clubs, another $70,000 to pay off loans for two BMW vehicles, wired over $100,000 to his personal bank account and used over $20,000 to satisfy a personal judgment involving his ex-wife.

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