Crime & Justice

No more prison time for convicted South Gate official

Then South Gate, Calif., Treasurer Albert Robles receives his ballot as he arrives to vote in a recall election in the Los Angeles suburb in this Jan. 29, 2003 file photo. Robles was convicted in 2006 for extracting nearly $2 million in bribes from contractors and sharing the money with family and friends. He was originally sentenced to 10 years, but on Monday, March 16, 2015, he was re-sentenced to the seven years he already spent behind bars.
Then South Gate, Calif., Treasurer Albert Robles receives his ballot as he arrives to vote in a recall election in the Los Angeles suburb in this Jan. 29, 2003 file photo. Robles was convicted in 2006 for extracting nearly $2 million in bribes from contractors and sharing the money with family and friends. He was originally sentenced to 10 years, but on Monday, March 16, 2015, he was re-sentenced to the seven years he already spent behind bars.
NICK UT/AP

A former South Gate official who was convicted of corruption won't be going back to federal prison.

City News Service says former city Treasurer Albert T. Robles had received a 10-year sentence but on Monday he was re-sentenced in Los Angeles to the seven years he already spent behind bars.

Robles was convicted in 2006 for extracting nearly $2 million in bribes from contractors and sharing the money with family and friends.

Two years ago, however, an appeals court threw out money laundering and public corruption convictions.

Robles was released from prison following the appeal.

The court allowed five bribery convictions to stand and Monday's sentencing involved those counts.