Former state Sen. Leland Yee, who once aspired to statewide political office, will spend five years in federal prison for trading his political juice for money. District Judge Charles Breyer on Wednesday imposed the sentence on the defrocked Bay Area politician, rejecting Yee bid for leniency and calling his sale of votes for money a of the public trust.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson signed indictments for Marion City Administrator Alan Thomas Ammons, and Marion Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper, III, on charges of misconduct in office, conspiracy to violate the pollution control act, and violation of the pollution control act between February and May. All indictments were filed Nov. 2..

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the agency stood ready work with the incoming team once that team is designated and arrives here. But we don have any firm word as to when that will be. Was expected to consider several loyal supporters for top jobs, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for attorney general or national security adviser and campaign finance chairman Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary.

Or maybe it’s Jairus Byrd, a three time Pro Bowl pick who would be our selection if we were allowed to play the role of Ray Farmer for a day (my first move: Cutting Brandon Weeden). But is he really worth his reported asking price of $9 million per season?The Browns also might be in the market for a quarterback. (Please don’t let it be Matt Schaub, who is being linked to the team, even though he has yet to be released by the Texans.)They also could use a wide receiver (Emmanuel Sanders? Julian Edelman? Eric Decker?), an inside linebacker or two, a guard, maybe a right tackle and, heck, sign one or two cornerbacks.But here’s the thing many of us forget every year at this time: As exciting, and newsworthy, as these high priced moves are, they most often seem to be made by desperate teams that haven’t drafted well.Reporter Albert Breer looked at the five highest paid players from the 12 playoff teams in 2013.He found that 70% of the 60 highest paid players were drafted by that club.

And the fact that they haven shut him down, I think that leading to some belief that they are showcasing him. And if you want to trade something that can get you value in Edmonton, Klefbom might be the guy. And I think the fact that they haven shut him down when clearly he has been playing with pain, I think that leading to some wonder that he could be a guy that other teams are looking at.