U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn sentenced former Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill to 18 years in federal prison, calling his conduct "outrageous and unacceptable." His wife, Sheila, who Lynn said was "right in the thick of it," was given nine years. Earlier this evening, Lynn sentenced ex-City Plan Commissioner D'Angelo Lee to 14 years, saying, "I think there is something in you worth saving." Don Hill and Lee faced a maximum of 75 years after a jury found both guilty of seven counts of bribery, extortion and conspiracy in connection with the City Hall corruption trial, which began in June 2009, while Sheila faced 45 years after she was convicted of five counts. This morning, Lynn dismissed count 18, which carried a maximum 20-year sentence. (Updated at 7:58 p.m.)
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