Ex-DSS finance chief sentenced to 10 years for fraud (update: arrested again)

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Update June 24:

Live News 5 reports that Paul Moore, out on bond awaiting the start of a 10 year prison sentence, was taken into custody on Sunday at a restaurant for disorderly conduct.

The terms of the bond required Moore to stay at home and not drink, but deputies on the scene said Moore's eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. The same judge set Moore's bond has now ordered he be arrested and taken into federal custody.

Moore reported to federal authorities this morning.

Update June 8:

Paul Timothy Moore, the former finance director of South Carolina's social services agency has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, to pay $5.5 million in restitution, and undergo drug testing after his release for his role in stealing more than $5 million from the agency between 2004 and 2008.

The Post and Courier has the story.

First reporting:

The former finance director of South Carolina's social services agency, Paul Timothy Moore, will be sentenced in federal court in Columbia today for his role in a scheme authorities say defrauded the department of more than $5 million.

Moore pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and theft of government funds. Several dozen people have been accused of helping Moore cash dirty checks, which he has admitted to spending on alcohol, gambling and strippers.

Live News 5 has the wire story.

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