Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi gets 3-year prison term

Ina Ronquillo

Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi gets 3-year prison term

CREATED Oct. 28, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi has been sentenced to three years in prison for convictions on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.
   
Renzi, a Republican, represented Arizona's 1st Congressional District from 2003 until 2009. He chose not to run for re-election in 2008 while facing the federal indictment.
   
A federal jury in Tucson convicted him in June on 17 of 32 counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy, extortion, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators. He was acquitted on the remaining counts.
   
U.S. District Judge David C. Bury sentenced Renzi and co-defendant James Sandlin on Monday in Tucson.
   
Bury sentenced Sandlin to 18 months in prison.

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