The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

June 28, 2013

Sentencing for mayor convicted of corruption

ATHENS — MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will sentence a former Bayou La Batre mayor convicted of corruption over his dealings during the recovery effort from Hurricane Katrina.

Stan Wright was convicted March 1 of conspiracy, theft of government funds and witness intimidation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Murphy has asked for the maximum prison term. She said Wright abused his office by using federal funds to purchase family-owned property for a housing project after Hurricane Katrina.

The Mobile Press-Register (http://bit.ly/12qoa8E ) reports that prosecutors also want Wright punished for seeking revenge against a police captain who reported the crime to the FBI.

Defense attorney Arthur Madden said a one-month prison sentence followed by three years of supervised release would be fair. He said Wright did much to help the local community rebuild.

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