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      Former Latta Mayor sentenced

      A federal judge sentenced former Latta Mayor Lenneau Berry to three years in prison.

      Berry is allowed to remain out on bond until the federal Bureau of Prisons tells him when to report.

      The judge recommended Berry serve his time in Butner Federal Medical Prison in North Carolina because of Berry's existing health conditions. If he doesn't qualify to serve his time there, the judge recommended he go to the federal prison in Bennettsville.

      Prosecutors say Berry embezzled more than $243,000 from the Social Security Administration.

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