Court Sentences Men for Embezzlement

Former FAMU officials accused of embezzling federal grant money from the university credit union were sentenced to federal prison, despite pleas for supervised release.

Former FAMU credit union president Eugene Telfair was sentenced to 30 months in prison, and former head for FAMU’s Institute for Urban Policy and Commerce Robert Nixon received 27 months for taking funding intended to provide micro loans to small minority businesses in Tallahassee.

They will receive 5 years of supervised release following their prison sentence. Telfair and Nixon are scheduled to report to Vero Prisons on March 28 by 2 p.m.

Both men are also required to pay $134 thousand in restitution. The defense said it was too early to know if they would appeal.