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Sentence handed down for former CU employee. Sentence handed down for former CU employee. (Source: Shutterstock)

U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis sentenced the former credit union employee to 10 years in federal prison for mail fraud, embezzlement of credit union funds and filing a false federal income tax return.

During a two-day sentencing hearing that ended on Monday, however, Florida federal prosecutors said there was a sinister motivation as to why Deane Allen Sikes embezzled more than $5 million from Vystar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla.

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