(Detroit Free Press) Former Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker will spend at least 32 months in prison for stealing a half-million dollars from the mental health agency.
Criminal sentencing guidelines called for up to 17 months.
Brinker, 69, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of Medicaid fraud and embezzlement by a public official. Under an agreement with the Michigan Attorney General's office, Brinker will pay $510,000 in restitution and another $510,000 in civil penalties, totaling $1.02 million.
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He also will waive his interests in Summit Pointe's defined-benefits pension plan and work with the AG's office on any related investigations.