Sean H. Anthony Sentenced

Contractor Sean H. Anthony will spend the next six months confined to his home with an electronic device.
In federal court today, U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Anthony to six months of house arrest and three years of probation for his role in the Harrison County Utility Authority Scandal. He is also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
Attorney Joe Sam Owen says the sentencing is evidence that the court has recognized Anthony’s cooperation throughout the investigation, adding that certain facts not yet made public may have contributed. “If Judge Starrett thought that probation was fair, then you could measure out what other factors he could consider that would influence him to that extent. Of course, he would be remorseful and that’s indicative of his conduct since March of 2013. That to me is a pretty good indicator of whether or not an individual is remorseful in terms of what he’s willing to do, what he’s willing to sacrifice to demonstrate that he is in fact remorseful.”
Following the sentencing, Judge Starrett expressed that the sentence represents a significant variance from the recommended guidelines, saying the court is aware of the need for imprisonment in many cases like this. He added that the court has seen a tragic amount of corruption and the Mississippi Gulf Coast deserves government officials who are not corrupt.

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