Former Santa Clara County Supervisor sentenced to one year in jail

November 8, 2013 5:18:27 PM PST
Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa was immediately taken into custody on Friday.

Shirakawa was sentenced to one year in jail.

In March, Shirakawa pleaded guilty to the misuse of more than $100,000 of public funds.

The defense made a case to the court for no jail time, saying he's no criminal, just a gambling addict.

Once Shirakawa is out of jail, he'll be on probation for three years.

He's also banned from holding public office in California for the rest of his life.


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