Former Suffolk lawmaker gets prison time for bribery conviction

A former Suffolk legislator found out Thursday how much time he will serve behind bars for a bribery conviction. Wayne Prospect was sentenced to 2-and-a-half to 7 years in prison after he was found

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2006, 11:31 PM

Updated 6,544 days ago

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A former Suffolk legislator found out Thursday how much time he will serve behind bars for a bribery conviction.
Wayne Prospect was sentenced to 2-and-a-half to 7 years in prison after he was found guilty in May of taking money from a detective posing as a contractor in exchange for county projects. Though Prospect?s attorney was pushing for probation, both sides claimed a victory with the sentence. Defense Attorney Christopher Cassar says the pretrial offer was 3 to 9 years, so any reduction is a win. Prosecutors say any jail sentence sends a strong message about corruption in county government.
Prospect, who missed his initial August 3 sentencing date due to illness, faces separate tax evasion charges. His attorney says he plans to appeal the sentence.
Related Information: Former Suffolk Legislator Prospect fails to show up for sentencing


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