January 19, 2011 –
Gregory Sims, pastor at The Crossroads Church of Dade City, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for embezzling money from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 915.
As part of the sentenced, U.S. District Judge Virginia Covington ordered Sims to repay $813,142, the proceeds of the embezzlement, a statement form the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.
Sims, who managed the IBEW funds, pleaded guilty in September. He was accused of unlawfully diverting money from the union funds to the Crossroads Church, the statement said.