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Tyrone Brooks ordered to pay $250K for fraudulent charity fundraising

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Courtroom sketch of Tyrone Brooks during his April 2015 trial. (Source: WGCL) Courtroom sketch of Tyrone Brooks during his April 2015 trial. (Source: WGCL)
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A judge ordered former Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks to pay $250,000 in restitution on Tuesday.

Brooks pleaded guilty in April 2015 on charges he filed a false tax document, and pleaded no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud. He was ordered by US District Judge, Amy Totenberg, to pay the restitution.

The restitution comes in addition to a prison sentence of a year and a day, as well as 250 hours of community service afterward.

Brooks will begin serving his sentence on February 16, 2016 at the Atlanta Federal Prison and be under  two years supervised release upon completion of his sentence.

The government argued Brooks told people he was running a charity to teach literacy, but instead pocketed the money the charity raised.

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