Former state senator sentenced


Wednesday, July 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Washington-AP) -- Former state Senate leader James E. Lane received probation and home detention for his role in a campaign scandal.

Lane was sentenced to three years' probation and two months' home detention for funneling illegal money into Walt Roberts' unsuccessful 1998 congressional campaign.

Lane apologized for his role in the scandal and promised not to do anything like that again.

US District Judge James Robertson also included a $5,000 fine, which is the maximum allowed under federal sentencing guidelines.