Kansan Gets Probation for Blackmailing Prosecutor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Baxter Springs man will not be going to prison for blackmailing a former Cherokee County prosecutor.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Monday sentenced Timothy Schooley, 30, to two months' home detention and one year of probation. Schooley also will have to pay $1,000 fine.

Schooley pleaded guilty in April to a single count of blackmail in a deal with federal prosecutors.

Schooley was accused of blackmailing former Cherokee County Attorney Michael L. Goodrich by threatening to expose that the prosecutor was extorting money from a Galena adult club.

Goodrich pleaded guilty in June to extorting money and favors from Sensations Gentlemen's Club. His sentencing is Sept. 8.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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