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ATLANTA | A former federal judge ensnared in a scandal involving drugs and a stripper, was sentenced Friday to 30 days in prison and 400 hours of community service.

Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan said he could not give a sentence of only probation because Jack Camp had breached his oath of office.

“He has disgraced his office,” Judge Hogan said. “He has denigrated the federal judiciary. He has encouraged disrespect for the rule of law.”

Before being sentenced, Camp apologized for what he had done and thanked his family and friends, many of whom filled the courtroom.

As a judge, Camp often meted out harsh sentences and rarely gave breaks to defendants who presented mitigating circumstances to explain their conduct. On Friday, Judge Hogan was asked by Camp’s lawyers to grant leniency because of the ex-judge’s decades-long battle with a bipolar disorder and brain damage caused by a 2000 biking accident.


City to release waterfront plan

NEW YORK | New York City’s first waterfront plan in two decades envisions a metropolis where residents relax by fishing or biking in parks, kayak in the Hudson River, commute by ferry, and buy items that were brought to their neighborhood via barge.

The Bloomberg administration is announcing the plan Monday. It would also overhaul the city’s sewage system so that it would push human waste into the river less frequently when it rains. And it would help expand the city’s maritime industry, in part by dredging waterways to make room for giant ships that are rarely seen on the East Coast.

The first stages of the effort are expected to cost the city more than $3 billion over the next three years, with most of the money going to wastewater infrastructure.

From wire dispatches and staff reports