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Gilmore and Stevens sentenced in Shreveport

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Update:

SHERVEPORT, La. (KNOE 8 News)- After receiving his sentence , Arthur Gilmore's attorney Charles Kincade announced that would be appealing the conviction.

"We are going to be focusing on the trail and the appeal specifically the failure to give the entrapment defense which we think was appropriate in this case.  So we are going to be focusing on the guilt aspect as opposed to the sentence" says Kincade.

Gilmore and Stevens were accused of accepting bribe payments from an FBI cooperating witness in exchange for help with matters pending before the city council in 2008 and 2009. The men were convicted in May 2011 of bribery and extortion, but U.S. District Judge Donald Walter ruled in March that they would receive a new trial.

Stevens pleaded guilty in May to racketeering.

Gilmore went ahead with his four-day trial was found guilty of racketeering.

Kincade will also be requesting that Gilmore remain out of prison during the appeals process.

Previous Report:

SHREVEPORT, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Sentences have been handed down in the case of former Monroe City Council members Arthur Gilmore and Red Stevens.

Arthur Gilmore has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised released.

Red Stevens has been sentenced to 20 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

The two were originally sentenced in 2011, but were granted a new trial earlier this year. Stevens pleaded guilty in May to accepting cash bribe payments. In the new trial, Gilmore was found guilty of racketeering.

Both are ordered to surrender to authorities at 2:00 p.m. on November 4, 2013.

Our Hilary Hunt was in the courtroom when the sentences were delivered and will have more details tonight on KNOE 8 News at 5p and 6p and here on KNOE.COM.

 Associated Press report:

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Former Monroe City Councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert "Red" Stevens have been sentenced in federal court -- more than two years after their original racketeering convictions for accepting bribe payments.

Gilmore was sentenced to 24 months in prison while Stevens was given 20 months.

Both men must surrender by Nov. 4.

Gilmore and Stevens were accused of accepting bribe payments from an FBI cooperating witness in exchange for help with matters pending before the city council in 2008 and 2009. The men were convicted in May 2011 of bribery and extortion, but U.S. District Judge Donald Walter ruled in March that they would receive a new trial.

Stevens pleaded guilty in May to racketeering.

Gilmore went ahead with his four-day trial was found guilty of racketeering.

 

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