The former CEO of a local mental health organization who pled guilty to stealing public funds has now been sentenced.

Former CEO of Summit Pointe Ervin Brinker had pleaded guilty to embezzlement and Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy, taking over $510,000 from the organization to pay for a psychic in Florida.

Brinker was sentenced in Ingham County Circuit Court Wednesday to between 32 months and 10 years in prison, nearly double the sentencing guidelines of 17 months for the crimes.

Brinker also will have to pay around a million dollars in restitution and penalties.

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