Former Nebraska congressman evades prison time for lying to the FBI
LOS ANGELES (Gray DC) - Former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) won’t serve prison time. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Los Angeles sentenced Fortenberry to two years probation and a $25,000 fine.
In March, a federal jury found Fortenberry guilty of lying about receiving campaign donations from a foreign source. He resigned his seat in Congress shortly after.
In a statement, Fortenberry said, “I will be appealing this verdict. We are continuing the fight for fairness that we’ve waged throughout this process.”
Fortenberry had served Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District since 2005.
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