Two former Monroe councilmen sentenced
SHREVEPORT - Former Monroe City Councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert "Red" Stevens have been sentenced in federal court today.
They were convicted more than two years ago of racketeering charges for accepting bribes.
Gilmore was sentenced to 24 months in prison while Stevens was given 20 months.
Both were accused of accepting bribe payments from an FBI cooperating witness for help with matters before the city council in 2008 and 2009.
The men were convicted in May 2011 of bribery and extortion, but U.S. District Judge Donald Walter ruled in March that they would receive a new trial.
Stevens pleaded guilty in May to racketeering.
Gilmore went ahead with his four-day trial and was found guilty of racketeering.
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