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Western Nebraska man sentenced for juror bribery

- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

GERING, Neb. (AP) - A 33-year-old Scottsbluff man has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for trying to bribe a juror during his drug trial.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1kgDkW3 ) Brian Ross was sentenced Thursday to 18 to 36 months for the felony charge.

Prosecutors say Ross had spoken to a juror upon arriving at the courthouse in December for his drug trial. The juror joined the jury panel and listened to testimony, and then reported the conversation during the lunch break. The juror was replaced by an alternate.

The jury convicted Ross of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanors counts of reckless driving and obstructing a police officer. He was acquitted of attempted assault.

In January, he was sentenced to 540 days on the three convictions.

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Information from: Star-Herald, http://www.starherald.com

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