Ex-Mayor Gets 6 Months For Gambling Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2014, 8:39 PM EST) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Thursday sentenced an ex-mayor to six months in prison followed by 12 months of home confinement for reaping hundreds of thousands of dollars through an illegal gambling scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier also ordered former South Pittsburg Mayor James Michael Killian, 56 — who pled guilty to one count of illegal gambling in September — to serve two years of supervised release and pay a $30,000 fine, authorities said.

Federal prosecutor Mark Angehr...
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