By Alexis Tereszcuk – Radar Senior Reporter
Jodie Foster’s father has been sentenced to five years in jail following his conviction for stealing more than $100,000 from elderly and low-income people.
Lucius Foster, 89, was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday after being found guilty of 21 counts of grand theft for taking $5,000 down-payments from 25 investors on low-cost homes.
The homes, that were advertised as selling for $85,999 each, were never built according to the prosecution.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Judge Don Cocek was prepared to release Foster on his own recognizance on Wednesday pending sentencing until Foster told the court that he “doesn’t accept” the verdict and intends to keep building houses and “give money back to all these people.”
Foster, who is estranged from his two-time Oscar winning daughter, acted as his own attorney during the trial.
He is scheduled to return to court February 23 for a restitution hearing.