Prison time for former LoBiondo treasurer

    After admitting in March to embezzling nearly half a million dollars, Andrew McCrosson was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison.

    McCrosson pleaded guilty to embezzlement and wire fraud charges stemming from his 15-year-run with N.J. Rep. Frank LoBiondo that ended in 2010. According to the Associated Press, McCrosson will also serve three years of supervised release and has been ordered to repay the $458,000 to the campaign.

    Prosecutors said McCrosson misrepresented the campaign fund’s balance to cover up his theft. LoBiondo’s current treasurer submitted an amended budget report last fall, calling the Federal Elections Commission’s attention to the theft.

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