Appeals court upholds former councilman's theft conviction

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the sentence of a former western Pennsylvania councilman convicted of improperly using $50,000 from the trust fund of an elderly widow with dementia. Former Allegheny County councilman Charles McCullough was sentenced to 2½ to five years in prison on convictions of felony theft and misdemeanor misapplication of entrusted funds. The 65-year-old Upper St. Clair resident argued at his oft-delayed trial that he had approval to use the money in 2006 and 2007.

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