The executive director of a District non-profit youth boxing program has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in using more than $200,000 in grants for gambling, clothing and expensive meals.
Keely E. Thompson, Jr. of Accokeek, Md. entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court this summer and was sentenced Wednesday. In addition to jail time, Thompson was ordered to pay back $205,000 in restitution fees, forfeit a money judgement of at least $205,000 and sentenced to three years probation upon completing his prison sentence.
Thompson owned Keely's District Boxing and Youth Center which operated in Northwest and Northeast.
Thompson's spending sprees also included expensive restaurants, grocery stores, concerts, speeding tickets and clothing between on or about 2004 and on or about 2009.
Thompson was arrested back in November 2010. He and his wife, Bianca Thompson, were indicted last November on wire fraud charges, but the charges against her were eventually dropped.
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