Thursday, July 10, 2008

Zimmermann Returns to Minneapolis

Minnesota Public Radio:

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.

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