Former Wilmington council president convicted of misconduct

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former council president in Delaware’s largest city has been convicted of official misconduct after being accused of using his government position to secure a city grant for himself and a nonprofit he founded.

A New Castle County jury convicted former Wilmington council president Theopalis Gregory on the charge Monday.

The 67-year-old Gregory was acquitted on a second charge of official misconduct and a related charged of profiteering. Gregory will be sentenced later on the misdemeanor conviction.

It carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison.

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