BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have recommended
that former two-year college system Chancellor Roy Johnson be
sentenced to seven and a-half years in prison for his corrupt
activities while running the system.
Johnson awaits sentencing Thursday afternoon in federal court in
The recommended sentence by federal prosecutors is less than the possible maximum sentence, which could be more than 100 years.
Prosecutors in a filing this week said Johnson, who pleaded guilty to all 15 counts, has cooperated in their investigation.
They said his degree of cooperation, involving a dozen cases, is
unprecedented in the northern district.
Johnson was chancellor from 2002 till 2006, when he was fired as
the massive corruption scandal was exposed.