Coucilman Sentenced for Fixing Tickets

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ An Edwardsville city councilman accused
of fixing drunken-driving tickets in exchange for gifts has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Tuesdayday Bob Lane pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor charges and will start his jail stint next week. He must serve one year of probation after he's released.

Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison says Lane violated the public trust and received an appropriate sentence for doing so.

Lane had also faced felony charges. But those were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

The plea came just as his trial was to start in Wyandotte County District Court.

Steve Vaughan, the former police chief in Edwardsville, also had faced charges related to the ticket fixing. But a judge dismissed the charges in June, citing speedy-trial issues.

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