ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - One of two men who cooked up a scheme to steal millions from the state and the feds is going to prison for a very long time.
On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced Joseph Kupfer to 10 years behind bars for conspiracy, theft of government property and tax evasion.
Kupfer and another man, Armando Gutierrez, had millions in contracts with the Secretary of State's office from 2004 to 2006 when Rebecca Vigil-Giron was in charge.
The money from the federally-funded Help America Vote Act was supposed to be used for advertising to get people to vote.
Instead, Gutierrez and Kupfer over-billed the state by $2.5 million.
Vigil-Giron's embezzlement charges were dismissed in the case because of delays.
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One of the men behind one of Albuquerque's biggest eyesores is going to prison and must pay back a lot of money.