The prosecutor had sought 90 days in jail. But the judge said Michael Carsten, 27, should get on with his life and sentenced him Tuesday to a one-year conditional discharge, plus a fine and restitution.
A judge on Long Island found earlier this year that the Campaign Center and its owner, Garrett Morgan, knew they were defrauding people by collecting for the Coalition Against Breast Cancer.
The 61-year-old former Bronx councilman told the judge that he remained a “proud man” but was prepared for whatever sentence she would deliver.
Bronx Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From New York Archdiocese Sentenced, Ordered To Pay Restitution
As part of the plea deal, Collins will also be required to pay back every penny she stole and return everything she bought with the embezzled funds, the judge said.