A former state boating employee was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $124,966 in restitution for embezzlement.
Circuit Court Judge Richard Perkins handed down the sentence Wednesday.
Wesley Choi was accused of pocketing close to $125,000 from the state. He pleaded guilty to the charges back in March. He had a plea deal to serve only 18 months in prison if he paid back $124,966 by the time he was sentenced Wednesday. Choi was not able to pay the full amount.
Choi resigned from his post as assistant district manager for small boat harbors last year after he was accused of taking money from tenant fees. He was also accused of forging procurement bids.