Former Illinois Legislator Sentenced To Year In Prison In Embezzlement Case
Thomas Cullerton (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Former State Senator Thomas Cullerton is sentenced to a one-year prison term in his embezzlement case.  A judge handed down the sentence today in Chicago federal court.  Cullerton pleaded guilty in March to ghost-payrolling with the Teamsters Union.  He confessed to improperly getting 248 thousand dollars from the union for doing no work.