Former lawmaker, Walt Roberts, gets probation, Stipe aid gets detention

Tuesday, July 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Former state Representative Walt Roberts was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation for illegal contributions to his 1998 congressional campaign.

Co-conspirator Charlene Spears was sentenced to six months home detention and three years probation for her role in the scheme. Spears must wear an electronic monitoring device during her home detention.

Neither were fined, but both must perform 200 hours community service.

Spears is a long-time assistant to former state Senator Gene Stipe, who faces an August sentencing date after pleading guilty to two felonies and a misdemeanor in the case.

Former Senator Jim Lane also pleaded guilty in the case and is to be sentenced later this month.