Sep 25, 2013 9:07 AM
AUSTIN - A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for using bogus documents to obtain a $2 million grant for a failed wind energy project.
A judge in Austin on Tuesday sentenced 55-year-old Charles Malouff. A jury convicted Malouff of falsifying documents to get the federal stimulus grant for a project in Jonestown, 20 miles northwest of Austin.
The Austin American-Statesman reports prosecutors say Malouff overstated the energy savings, his expertise and the nature of the project. Investigators say Malouff spent the grant on personal items including vacations.
An attorney for Malouff plans to appeal. A former grant administrator who allegedly helped Malouff awaits trial.
The state sentence will run currently with a 2½-year federal term Malouff is serving for possession of firearms and destructive devices.
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