A former Birmingham city councilman and Jefferson County commissioner last week was found guilty of looting a charity called Computer Help for Kids of more than $162,000.

A federal jury found John Katopodis guilty on 97 counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud and steal the funds from the county and the charity. The charity’s mission was to repair used computers donated by area businesses and distribute them to disadvantaged children.

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