Former Greenville City Councilman Headed To Prison

A former three-term Greenville city councilman is headed to prison.

Ray Craft was sentenced Thursday in a U.S. District courtroom in New Bern to a year in federal prison for not filing income from his business and making a false statement on his tax returns.

The sentence was part of a plea agreement.

Craft is expected to begin his sentence January 15. The judge recommended Butner federal penitentiary for his term.

The Greenville Daily Reflector reports the judge also recommended Craft be treated for a personality disorder, and that Craft has already paid $192,000 in restitution.

According to the City of Greenville's website, Craft served three terms on city council before leaving in 2007.

Craft is the owner of Signs Now in Greenville.

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