A federal judge has sentenced a former Portland city official to two years in prison for taking bribes to help a Florida company land a parking meter contract.
The sentence handed down Wednesday is likely to mean that Ellis McCoy, 64, will serve time at the medium-security federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, or perhaps its minimum-security prison camp.
His attorney argued for probation, saying McCoy was humiliated, has turned his life around and cooperated early on with investigators. McCoy has a kidney disease that will be difficult for prison officials to handle, his attorney said.
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