Developer Jay Odom sentenced to 6 months in federal prison for illegal campaign contributions
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Florida developer Jay Odom was sentenced to six months in federal prison Tuesday for lying about illegal contributions he made in the 2008 presidential primary.
U.S. District Judge Lacy Collier told Odom that his crime went to the heart of the nation's election system. Collier said he sentenced Odom to prison and levied a $46,000 fine because of the seriousness of the crime. Collier said he hoped the sentence would also serve as a deterrent to others who might consider tampering with election laws.
Odom's supporters sat on the front row of the courtroom and some cried as Collier announced his sentence.