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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) The former director of a Virginia-based nonprofit group established to help the region's youth has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing more than half a million dollars from his organization.

Caesar Adigwe of Upper Marlboro, Md., was executive director of Alexandria-based Residential Youth Services.

In U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Thursday, Adigwe pleaded guilty to mail fraud and the willful failure to collect and pay over taxes. He admitted that he routed charitable contributions into an account he used for personal expenses, and misused one of the organization's credit cards.

In all, Adigwe admitted to stealing about $530,000 from the organization between 2004 and 2008.

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