Former S.C. sheriff sentenced to year in prison in public corruption case -media

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 27, 2015 1:14 PM

(Reuters) - A former South Carolina sheriff who pleaded guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants was sentenced on Monday to 12 months and one day in federal prison and fined $10,000, according to local media reports.

James Metts, 68, was the state's longest-serving sheriff, having worked for Lexington County from 1972 until 2014, when he was indicted in a public corruption case. He pleaded guilty to one charge in December.

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins)