Sentencing for Ala. mayor convicted of corruption


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The former mayor of Bayou La Batre will go to prison for using federal funding meant to aid the recovery after Hurricane Katrina to buy land from a family member at an inflated price.

A judge sentenced Stan Wright on Friday to serve 15 months in prison and three years on probation. Wright was convicted by a jury March 1 on charges of conspiracy, theft of government funds and witness intimidation.

Prosecutors say Wright abused his office by arranging the use of federal funds to purchase a family owned property needed for a housing project after Hurricane Katrina. They he also tried to retaliate against a police captain who reported the incident to the FBI.

WKRG-TV reports ( Wright left court saying, "I'm just glad to get it behind me."


Information from: WKRG-TV,

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