Wilkerson Sentenced To 3 1/2 Years Behind Bars

BOSTON (AP) – A former Massachusetts state senator convicted of corruption after being videotaped stuffing bribe money into her bra has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Dianne Wilkerson was sentenced on Thursday after taking responsibility for her actions and asking U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock for mercy.

Wilkerson, the first black woman elected to the Massachusetts Senate, pleaded guilty in June to eight counts of attempted extortion for taking $23,500 in bribes from undercover agents and a Boston businessman who was cooperating with the FBI.

WBZ Radio’s Lana Jones reports

The Boston Democrat offered no explanation for her actions but said she didn’t enjoy money.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports from South Boston. 

Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Wilkerson to four years in prison. Her lawyer did not make a recommendation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • cynic

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..She overcame Almost all of her beginnings in Roxbury. Her accomlishment are amazing….It’s very sad.

  • macmum

    What will be amazing is if she actually serves a day. If she doesn’t then the raping of MA residents will continue without interruption

  • emom

    AAAAWWWWWWWWWW nope no nercy, not an ounce, If she was so darn great and over came , then why do what she did, SELFISH I SAY.. you did wrong so now pay for your crime, man up and do time… so stupid she is .

  • taxedout

    She Didn’t Enjoy the Money!!!! The lieing never Ends!!!!

  • emom

    Typical lying sack of nothing ,,, she didnt enjoy the money , but she sure enjoyed stealing it.. just like so many of her kind steal , and lie… how many more will fall to earth before some get a clue…. probably none,,,,,, so wastefull

  • gramps

    Cynic, this ‘dirtball’ was raised in Springfield……NOT ROXBURY.


  • macmum

    gramps – good to see you back! :-)

  • Sassman

    I did some work for Dianne in South Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town in the late 90’s as a black South African I was very proud to associated with her. This outcome is disappointing and will hurt many black people who are trying to stand up and do the right thing.

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