Mitchell Wade, the contractor who in 2006 pleaded guilty to bribing Duke Cunningham to the tune of over $1 million, was sentenced
moments ago to 30 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.
The relative leniency of the sentence suggests that Wade may have provided prosecutors with valuable information as they seek to build cases against others involved in the scandal.
A memo filed
by Wade's lawyers two weeks ago claimed that he had helped prosecutors look into five other members of Congress.
Cunningham is currently serving an eight-year sentence in connection with the scandal.