MASON, Mich (WLNS) – A former Lansing City Council president has been convicted of embezzling money from a community center board.
Harold Leeman Jr, 60, was found guilty by a Ingham County Circuit Court jury Thursday.
Testimony during the trial revealed the money included purchases were made on a credit card that the Gier Park Community Center Board gave Leeman so that he could buy gas.
Leeman has reportedly said that the amount was more than $200 but less than $1000.
His attorney said that Leeman had tried to repay the money but had been dealing with a series of setbacks.
Leeman was on the Lansing city council from 1996 to 2007 and served as its president in 2006 and 2007.
He will be sentenced January 17.