Indianapolis Official Gets 3 Years For Bribery, Extortion

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 11:51 AM EST) -- A former Indianapolis city councilman convicted of bribery and attempted extortion for soliciting cash and campaign contributions in return for a strip club zoning permit was hit Thursday with a 40-month prison sentence.

The sentence, delivered by U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney, was just more than half of the 78-month sentence that federal prosecutors had sought for Lincoln Plowman, 48.

But the U.S. Department of Justice applauded the sentence.

“Plowman used his elected office for personal financial gain, betraying the trust placed in him by...
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