Former Highland Park Emergency Financial Manager Arthur Blackwell sentenced

WXYZ - Former Highland Park Emergency Financial Manager Arthur Blackwell was sentenced Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Wednesday, Blackwell was sentenced to two years probation and a $264,000 restitution on the charge of Safe Keeping of Public Money.

Last month, Blackwell pleaded no contest to the two year misdemeanor charge.

The plea came after a three-year legal battle stemming from investigations that he embezzled money from the city. The initial embezzlement charges accused Blackwell of paying himself $264,000 after agreeing to a salary of $1 per year.

By pleading no-contest, Blackwell does not admit guilt.

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