A former Grovetown city councilman convicted of federal bribery charges in April was sentenced Monday morning.
A federal jury convicted Leland J. “Sonny” McDowell of two counts of bribery after a three-day trial in Montgomery, Ala.
Federal Judge Mark E. Fuller sentenced McDowell to 60 months on probation and 500 hours of community service, according to U.S. Attorney Clark Morris, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle Alabama District.
“It’s as good as it could have come out today,” McDowell said after the sentencing in Montgomery. “And it’s over.