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A former local housing authority official at the Junction City Housing Authority in Kansas has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $100,000 while he was the executive director of the agency, federal officials said. James H. Tate, 58, entered a guilty plea Tuesday during a hearing in Topeka, according to a U.S. Attorney's office statement. In his plea, Tate admitted that between December 2002 and Nov. 6, 2004, he stole more than $100,000 from the housing authority, which receives federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide decent shelter for low-income residents, officials said. Tate said he started working for the housing authority in 1990 as a handy person and was promoted to executive director in January 1992. His job was to manage the daily ope...