Former House Speaker Jim Black leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle to 63 months in prison. Black was found guilty for accepting $29,000 from chiropractors while pushing legislation that favored them. Judge Boyle also fined Black $50,000 and ordered him to serve three years on probation. (Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News and Observer/MCT)
Former House Speaker Jim Black leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle to 63 months in prison. Black was found guilty for accepting $29,000 from chiropractors while pushing legislation that favored them. Judge Boyle also fined Black $50,000 and ordered him to serve three years on probation. (Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News and Observer/MCT) MCT
Former House Speaker Jim Black leaves the Terry Sanford Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle to 63 months in prison. Black was found guilty for accepting $29,000 from chiropractors while pushing legislation that favored them. Judge Boyle also fined Black $50,000 and ordered him to serve three years on probation. (Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News and Observer/MCT) MCT

Former N.C. speaker gets 5-year sentence

July 11, 2007 12:54 PM

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