PORTLAND — A former legislator has been sentenced to six months in prison for misusing federal funds.
Adam Mack of Standish was also sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $384,000 in restitution. He is scheduled to report to prison May 17.
Prosecutors said the 38-year-old Mack, a Republican member of the House from 1997 to 2000, pleaded guilty to equity skimming.
Authorities said after leaving the Legislature he ran a Portland-based management company that oversaw nine multifamily residences. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/102KRdP ) reported that the owner of one property took out loans subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Prosecutors said Mack withdrew $384,000 his company was holding for the agency as security for the mortgage loan and improperly used those funds to pay unrelated expenses.