Former Alorton mayor gets 43 months in prison -

Former Alorton mayor gets 43 months in prison

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A federal judge in East St. Louis has sentenced former Alorton Mayor Randy McCallum to 43 months in prison on corruption charges.

Before being sentenced Monday, McCallum cried as he apologized to his family, friends and Alorton residents.

In February, McCallum pleaded guilty to attempting to possess and distribute crack, theft of the $1,000 from the southwestern Illinois village, attempting to provide a controlled substance to an inmate and lying to a federal agent. He’d resigned as mayor a week earlier.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft says the federal Bureau of Prisons has advised him that McCallum most likely be assigned to a prison with a medical facility due to his health issues. McCallum’s attorney says he needs a kidney transplant.

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