Ex-Warner Robins City Councilman John Williams (WMAZ)
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former Warner Robins city councilman to just over a year in prison for extortion.
The Telegraph of Macon reports that 73-year-old John Williams was sentenced Thursday to one year and two months. He will serve one year of supervised release following his prison term.
Williams remains free on a $20,000 bond that includes house arrest.
Tina Hunt, a federal attorney appointed to represent Williams, says the determination of where Williams will serve his time generally takes between four to six weeks.
U.S. District Judge Marc Treadwell told Williams that he would be immediately taken into custody if he commits the slightest infraction while out on bond.
Williams was convicted of extortion, tampering with a witness and making false statements to a federal agency.
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