A federal judge Friday sentenced John Katopodis, a former Jefferson County commissioner and Birmingham City Council member, to three years and 10 months in jail on fraud convictions linked to his theft of taxpayer money intended for a poor children’s charity.

Katopodis, 62, also was ordered to pay $166,910 in restitution to Jefferson County and to forfeit $162,910 to the government as proceeds of illegal activity. He will serve three years on supervised release after completing his prison term.

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