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.
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