A former Democratic lobbyist convicted of bribing a top official in the Kentucky attorney general’s office was sentenced on Thursday to more than 2 ½ years in prison.
James Sullivan received two years and nine months and was fined $25,000 by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell.
“This kind of crime erodes the public’s confidence in government,” Caldwell said after issuing the sentence. “This eats away at the very fiber of our democracy.”
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