JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A former Hinds County assistant district attorney appeared in federal court Thursday.
A judge sentenced Ivon Johnson to five years of probation. He also has to pay a $3,000 fine.
The former prosecutor was accused of taking money to lower a defendant’s bond.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy in 2016. The maximum sentence for that charge is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Louisiana prosecuted Johnson after the local U.S. attorney’s office removed itself from the case.