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Former Pine Lawn mayor sentenced to nearly three years in prison

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Former Pine Lawn mayor sentenced to nearly three years in prison

(KTRS) – The Former Mayor of Pine Lawn is headed to federal prison for extorting and trying to extort money from a pair of local businesses. In April, Sylvester Caldwell stopped his trial after the prosecution rested their case. He pled guilty to one count of extortion and another of attempted extortion. Monday, the judge […]

Former Pine Lawn mayor sentenced to nearly three years in prison

(KTRS) – The Former Mayor of Pine Lawn is headed to federal prison for extorting and trying to extort money from a pair of local businesses.

In April, Sylvester Caldwell stopped his trial after the prosecution rested their case. He pled guilty to one count of extortion and another of attempted extortion. Monday, the judge sentenced Caldwell to the maximum 33 months in prison. He also must repay more than $5,000 dollars.

During the trial, the owner of a tow company who paid Caldwell, said that the former mayor would asf for “Mountain Dew in a cup” as a secret code for asking for a bribe.

In court, Caldwell said he abused his position as mayor and violated the public’s trust.

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By Colin Jeffery

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