Day: June 14, 2008

PHILADELPHIA – An Ohio man was sentenced in U.S. District Court here Friday to 5 1/2 years in federal prison for conspiring with former Reading City Councilman Frank D. McCracken to evade federal taxes on about $603,000 in phony commissions they were paid at a Reading-based television station from 2000 to 2004.

U.S. District Judge Berle M. Shiller also ordered Thomas L. Root, 54, to serve three years of probation following his prison term. READ MORE.