David Marshall of Jackson, the onetime Eastern Regional Pop Warner director, today was sentenced to 27 months in prison for helping himself to hundreds of thousands of dollars in the organization's funds.

The 58-year-old was sentended in Trenton by U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano. He had pleaded guilty to one federal count of wire fraud, according to information from the office of New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

He is also required to pay $559,841 in restitution, forfeit the same amount, and serve three years of probation after his release.

According to information filed in the case, Marshall volunteered for Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. from 2005 through 2011, spending all but the first year as regional director.

The designation included access to the organization's bank and credit accounts. Prosecutors said he used the money to pay personal debts, withdraw cash and buy personal items unrelated to the group.