Ex-Brave Rick Camp sentenced to prison

Updated: September 16, 2005, 1:13 PM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was sentenced to federal prison for roughly three years for conspiring to steal more than $2 million from a mental health agency.

Camp, a lobbyist, pitched for the Braves from 1976-78 and from 1980-85. He was sentenced Thursday along with four others, including former state Rep. Robin Williams, who will serve 10 years.

The five were convicted of conspiring to siphon the money from the former Community Mental Health Center.

Camp was 56-49 with a 3.37 ERA. His best season was 1982, when he went 11-13. The Braves made it to the playoffs that year, and Camp lost one game to St. Louis in the NL Championship Series.

The federal prosecution was a joint state-federal effort that was prompted by an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle.

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