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Former Longwood Police Chief Thomas Jacksonmn sentenced to 4 years in fed prison / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Former Longwood Police Chief Thomas S. Jackson is shown shown in police uniform and in arrest mug shot on federal bribery charges leading to his conviction and sentencing.

LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Senior U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Thomas S. Jackson in federal court in Orlando to four years in federal prison for conspiracy and bribery of an agent of a local government receiving federal funds.

A federal jury found him guilty on Oct. 27, 2015. According to the evidence presented at trial, leading to his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Jackson was the chief of police of the Longwood Police Department from 1997 until his retirement on May 28, 2010.

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