Ex-Alabama chancellor sentenced to 6½ years

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced former two-year college system Chancellor Roy Johnson to six and a half years in prison for his corrupt activities while running the system.

During a sentencing hearing Thursday in Birmingham, the judge also ordered Johnson to forfeit $18.2 million and to report to prison Dec. 28.

Johnson had pleaded guilty to 15 counts and cooperated with investigators. Prosecutors said his degree of cooperation, involving a dozen cases, is unprecedented in Alabama's northern district.

Johnson was chancellor from 2002 till 2006, when he was fired as the massive corruption scandal was exposed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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