Former Grovetown councilman sentenced on federal charges | The Augusta Chronicle

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Former Grovetown councilman sentenced on federal charges | The Augusta Chronicle

Former Grovetown city councilman Sonny McDowell was sentenced to 60 months probation for federal bribery charges on Monday.

A federal jury convicted Leland J. “Sonny” McDowell of two counts of bribery after a three-day trial in Montgomery, Ala.

Federal Judge Mark E. Fuller sentenced McDowell to 60 months of probation and 500 hours of community service, according to Clark Morris of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Middle District of Alabama.

“It’s as good as it could have come out today,” McDowell said in Montgomery. “And it’s over. I’m coming home. … I just get to come home and live my life as normal as I can.”

McDowell was elected to the city council in 2009 and resigned in April after the conviction. Lee Briggs was appointed in August to fill the rest of his term, which expires at the end of the year.

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