Former mayor, Bill Campbell sentenced to 30 months

From the AP story:

Former Mayor Bill Campbell, who presided over one of the most prosperous and dynamic periods in Atlanta history, was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison and fined $6,300 for tax evasion.

U.S. District Judge Richard Story handed down the sentence soon after ruling that Campbell had obstructed justice, and that he owed $62,823 in unpaid taxes.

Too much?

Not enough?


6 Comments so far

  1. Sabrina (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 12:57 am

    I think it certainly sends a message. Pay yer taxes.

  2. Thane (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

    Blog posts that are nothing more than pasted snipets from news articles are pointless.


  3. jonathan peterson (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 5:56 pm

    I’m a white, middle-class guy. The folks I’ve talked too tend to think he was a crook that should have been put away for a decade. I’m curious to what extent he still has supporters in Atlanta.

    But I couldn’t think of any way to try to open a conversation about it that would end up sounding like race baiting.

    My bad.

  4. Smoove D (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 9:03 pm

    You forgot the part where Billy C calls it an abomination that he is in jail for 30 months. I agree. I think he should be in jail for 30 years after the cornholing he gave Atlanta taxpayers.

  5. Eric (unregistered) on June 15th, 2006 @ 6:56 pm

    Here’s a little quick tidbit. I’ve been in politics some and knew of some folks back in the Clinton years. Good ol’ Billy C. was up for a cabinet post in the second Clinton administration, but something (hmmm.. what might that have been) about him made them decide to distance themselves from him, dump his name from being an cabinet official, and the national party took care of stopping any future political aspirations for him. I knew back then that he was doing some crooked stuff and I’m certain that he had been vetted and was bad news.

    Bill Campbell is sleeze and his race bating makes me sick. That’s what I love about Shirley Franklin. She’s finally someone in this town that doesn’t play race bating politics and should be commended for it.

  6. Eric (unregistered) on June 15th, 2006 @ 6:58 pm

    BTW-My word is baiting not bating. I missed that typo.

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