Sixty-five-year-old James Pumpelly, now of Lake Charles, La., was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Brattleboro.
Federal prosecutors say Pumpelly misappropriated tens of thousands of dollars in rent money - some of it federal rent subsidy money - that Parkside Management and Rentals Co. collected on behalf of the landlords, diverting it for his use and that of his ex-girlfriend, the owner of Parkside management. She was not charged.
Pumpelly must also pay restitution of nearly $300,000.
Pumpelly must surrender to the federal Bureau of Prisons in October.