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  Gillooly Gets Two Years in Prison, $100,000 Fine

Compiled by Robert Fachet
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 14, 1994; Page D2




In what might have been the final chapter of the Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding saga, Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the attack on Kerrigan. He also was fined $100,000.

Donald Londer, the presiding circuit judge for Multnomah County, Ore., told Gillooly his actions were a blot on Portland's reputation that would linger long after his name was forgotten. "All that will be remembered is that a band of thugs tried to rig a national sporting event," Londer said.

District Attorney Michael Schrunk asked the judge to sentence Gillooly to only a year in prison because of his extraordinary cooperation with investigators. But Londer rejected the recommendation, citing the seriousness of the offense.

Gillooly joins Shawn Eckardt, Shane Stant and Derrick Smith in prison. The other three were sentenced to 18 months in prison with no fines. Harding didn't go to jail. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution, was placed on three years' probation and ordered to pay $160,000.

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