St. Paul, Minn. — Former Minneapolis city council member Dean Zimmermann returns to the city today to finish serving the remaining six months of a sentence for multiple bribery convictions.
In 2006 Zimmermann was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after a jury found him guilty of three counts of bribery.
His sentence was reduced after he participated in a drug treatment program. In an email message to his wife and friends Zimmermann mentioned that he tried to make the best use of his time while being incarcerated in a Colorado prison.
He said he's lost 55 pounds and spent much of his time reading and taking classes. Zimmermann will continue serving his sentence in a halfway house and will work for a construction company doing home construction and repair.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Zimmermann Returns to Minneapolis
Minnesota Public Radio: