MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - A former employee of Shelby County Chancery Court has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for embezzling more than $1 million.
Forty-seven-year-old Brandon Gunn also was ordered Friday to pay $1 million in restitution.
Gunn, a former accounting technician for the court clerk's office, wrote checks on an account payable to other co-conspirators or to entities he created for the purpose of hiding his theft, prosecutors said.
He used his knowledge of the court system and of tax sales to make it appear these checks were legitimate, investigators said.
U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III described it as "a flagrant abuse of the public trust."