Friday, June 12, 2015

Tyler Harber sentenced to two years

A former Knox County political operative who went on to work the national stage was sentenced Friday to two years behind bars for violating a federal law that bars candidates from using money in conjunction with outside groups, according to the Washington Post

Tyler Harber, whose political antics under former Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale in the mid-2000s earned him the scorn of the local GOP party, is the first person in the United States prosecuted for illegally coordinating federal election contributions, according to the government.

According to the Post's online story Friday morning, Harber told U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady: "I'm guilty of this. I knew it was wrong when I did it . . . .I got caught up in what politics has become."

Full story RIGHT HERE.

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