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Founder, former director of Atlanta school to spend next 10 years in prison

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

The founder and former director of the Latin Academy in Atlanta will spend the next 10 years behind bars after he was sentenced for stealing more than a half-millions dollars from the school.

Christopher Clemons plead guilty on Tuesday after he was accused of stealing more than a half-million dollars from the school. According to the indictments, Clemons stole the money from Latin Grammar School, Latin College Preparatory and Latin Academy Charter School. 

He said he spent the money at strip clubs, used it to pay off loans for two luxury vehicles and sent some money to his personal bank account.

During an Oct. 2, 2016 indictment, Clemons was charged with 40 counts of theft by fiduciary, three counts of theft by deception, three counts of forgery in the first degree and two counts of theft by taking. 

Clemons was sentenced to 10 years in prison and also must pay $810,000 in restitution.

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