Former JeffCo commissioner sentenced today - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Former JeffCo commissioner sentenced today

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A former Jefferson County Commissioner is scheduled to be sentenced today on his conviction on conspiracy and bribery charges related to the county's sewer debt crisis.

Gary White will be sentenced Thursday morning before federal judge Scott Coogler in Tuscaloosa. White was convicted in 2008 on conspiracy and bribery charges related to the county's sewer debt crisis. The conviction was later overturned on appeal, but in December the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals re-instated the original conviction.

Federal prosecutors are asking Judge Coogler to sentence White to at least 15 years in prison. White's attorneys are asking for an alternative sentencing plan in which White could perform community service at the Birmingham Zoo, Botanical Gardens or Humane Society.

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