Anderson sentenced to 5 years; expresses regret

Today a federal judge sentenced former state Legislator Tom Anderson to five years in prison for seven felony counts of bribery, extortion, conspiracy and money laundering. Anderson was the first lawmaker to go on trial in a massive federal probe of corruption in the Alaska Legislature, and the judge said he had to make an example of him because of the damage his actions had done to the public’s trust in its government. His sentence fell in the upper range of federal guidelines.

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage