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Former Gary Lawyer Sentenced To 55 Months Behind Bars

Last updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

(GARY) - Willie Harris, a former Gary city lawyer has been sentenced to 55 months in prison and ordered to make restitution for his role in a fraudulent building sale.

Harris, Lake County Council President Will Smith and Roosevelt Powell, county tax collector contractor, were convicted in September of selling a building that had been donated to another not-for-profit and keeping most of the profits.

Smith is expected to be sentenced Friday and Powell was sentenced to 37 months in prison last week for their roles.

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