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Former Ecclesia College President Reports to Prison

MARION, Ill. (KNWA) -- Oren Paris III, former president of Ecclesia College, reported to federal prison Wednesday.

Paris checked into Marion, Illinois Minimum Security Prison Camp at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Paris was sentenced to three years in prison for fraud charges involving a kickback scheme that diverted funds to Ecclesia from the state's general improvement fund.

He will also have to pay more than $600,000 in restitution.

His co-conspirators, former state senator Jon Woods and consultant Randell Shelton, were also convicted. They both reported to prisons in Texas earlier this month.


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