Running Down That Hill: Yet Another Person Pleads Guilty in City Hall Corruption Case
|Hey, Don Hill, how many more folks pleaded guilty today in that City Hall corruption case?|
The plea agreement, which will be made public later today, has "been under negotiations for a little while," Lewis's attorney, Clint Broden, tells Unfair Park. "We finally got something that seemed acceptable." Broden says that Lewis -- who's accused on Page 119 of the feds' 166-page indictment of demanding $250,000 from developer Bill Fisher on Hill's behalf -- could have served up to three years in federal prison, but hopes the judge will shorten the term because of his cooperation.
"He has had some serious health prblems," Broden says of his client, including "a few heart attacks." And, he says, "This was taking its toll on his family, and the publicity of a long trial would have been worse." Broden says he did not speak to Ray Jackson, Hill's attorney, before agreeing to the plea deal. At some point this afternoon, we will post the agreement. And rerun this picture of Don Hill.