Prosecutors Seek 50 Years for Former Official

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state attorney general’s office is asking a judge to give a former state education official and her husband 50-year sentences in an ethics case involving millions of dollars.

The attorney general is seeking the sentence for 51-year-old Deann Stone and 55-year-old Dave Stone of Wetumpka. Deann Stone is the former director of federal programs for the state Department of Education. A jury convicted her in October of five ethics counts involving using her position to provide more than $10 million in grant money to the company that employed her husband. He was convicted of aiding and abetting her on each count.

The attorney general’s office is asking that the Stones get 10 years on each count and that the sentences run consecutively.

The Stones are scheduled for sentencing next week.
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