Former Dekalb County Georgia Sheriff Sidney Dorsey was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his successor.
Dorsey received another 23 years on corruption charges.
Dorsey was convicted last month of ordering the murder of Derwin Brown, who was fatally shot Dec. 15, 2000.
The murder happened three days before Brown was to take office after beating Dorsey in a bitter run-off election.
Dorsey also was found guilty of 11 of 14 charges of widespread corruption in the sheriff's department.