'Blighted official' sentenced to 40 months

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 9:00pm

Former Port Allen mayor Derek Lewis learned how long he'll stay in jail earlier today.

Lewis was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for his role in Operation: Blighted Officials.

Lewis was convicted of accepting bribes while in office during a sting operation a few years back.

Since Lewis cooperated with prosecutors and pled guilty, he received a lighter sentence than others who were convicted by a jury. Former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace will be sentenced in August for his role in the sting.


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