Richard David Miranda, a former Arizona state representative,used his credit union accounts to fraudulently deposit more than$140,000 from a charity where he served as executive director.

Miranda was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for thecrime and evading income tax related to the unlawfully obtainedfunds, according to the FBI's Phoenix field office, IRS and otheragencies.

Miranda served as executive director of Centro AdelanteCampesino Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization that providedfood, clothing and educational assistance to persons in need,including migrant farm workers in and around Maricopa County,Ariz.

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