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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Today, two co-conspirators and one
former state lawmaker related to the gambling corruption probe were back in the
courtroom in front of Judge Myron Thompson not as witnesses, but as admitted
criminals awaiting their sentence.
Terry Spicer was sentenced to 57
months, or four years and nine months in prison. Following incarceration he
will also serve two years of supervised release. As part of his plea deal
Spicer will also have to pay a $40,000 forfeiture.
Ronnie Gilley was sentenced to 80
months, or six years and eight months in federal prison followed by three years
of supervised release. As part of his plea deal Gilley agreed to pay a $200,000
Jarrod Massey was sentenced to 65
months in federal prison, which breaks down to five years and five months.
Massey will have to serve three years supervised release following the
completion of his sentence and pay a fine of $20,000.
Federal Prosecutor Kendall Day said
during court proceedings that both Ronnie Gilley and Jarrod Massey will get
credit on their sentences for time served.
Country Crossing Developer Ronnie
Gilley, former Lobbyist Jarrod Massey and former State Representative Terry
Spicer all pleaded guilty to corruption charges prior to the last gambling
Both Massey and Gilley faced
possible maximum sentences of 27 years in federal prison for their admitted
roles in a conspiracy to buy votes to pass gambling legislation through the Alabama
legislature. Federal prosecutors recommended ten years and 11 months in federal
prison for Gilley and 11 years and two months for Massey. Both recommendations
are serious downward departures from federal sentencing guidelines - earned by
their cooperation during the prior gambling corruption trials.
Prosecutors recommended a sentence
of three to five years with a maximum 40 months for former Rep. Terry Spicer.
Spicer pleaded guilty last year to bribery charges in a separate, but related
All three men have waived their
right to an appeal and must report to prison on or by 2 p.m. on August 27,