The sentence was harsher than recommended by prosecutors or Ney's lawyers, Huvelle said, because Ney had violated the trust placed on him as a public official. "Both your constituents and the public trusted you to represent them honestly," she said.
What? Excuse me, did I read that right? They didn't even recommend 30 months? The guy should go to jail for 30 years! He was fined $6,000, which may not even equal the value of the illegal gifts he received! What kind of justice system is this where we sentence our legislators who betray their trust to less time than people who sell weed?