Former council leader Sandy Ezekiel has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of four counts of misconduct in a public office.
Ezekiel, who was in charge of Thanet District Council, was accused of dishonestly buying a council house.
In the same hearing at Maidstone Crown Court, Philip Emanuel, 64, was sentenced to 12 months suspended for two years for aiding and abetting him.
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