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Former Montana Airport Director Gets Ten Years in Prison for Embezzling $654,000 in Airport Funds

On July 25, John Seymour, former director of Missoula International Airport was sentenced in Missoula District Court to ten years prison in Montana State Prison for embezzling $654,000 in airport funds. The sentence stems from Seymour’s May 2005 guilty plea to four state felony counts and two misdemeanor counts of theft of airport funds. Seymour was suspended without pay in November 2004 and resigned as Missoula International Airport director in January 2005. He has repaid all the money stolen, but the airport is seeking $125,200 in restitution of legal and other costs for which a court hearing date is pending. The investigation of Seymour for an alleged kickback involving airport land acquisition is ongoing and may result in federal charges against him and others.