Ex-official Burns sentenced to probation, jail

By: 
Dan Pepper
Burns was arrested late last year and charged with embezzling money from Joseph Migas, for whose estate he’d been appointed conservator, when he made several loans to himself in furtherance of his run for state representative.

An Allegan County judge said he felt financial restitution was not enough as he sentenced former Saugatuck Township supervisor and Allegan County commissioner Terry Burns to serve two months in jail for embezzling money from a friend.

Burns, 71, was before Judge Kevin Cronin Monday, Aug. 25, for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to one count of attempted embezzlement from a vulnerable person by an agent or trustee.

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