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Gustavo Vila, a disbarred Westchester County attorney, has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing $1 million from a retired New York City police officer who had been awarded the money through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

The 51-month sentence, handed down Monday in White Plains federal court, followed Vila’s guilty plea in October to one count of theft of government funds. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised relief and ordered to repay more than $860,000 to his victim, John Ferreyra.

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Tom McParland

Tom McParland of New York Law Journal can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @TMcParlandALM.

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