Former County Assessor Given Probation for Filing False Election Papers

Former County Assessor Webster Guillory, who was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of filing false election papers by a jury in November, was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 240 hours of community service.

Judge Thomas A. Glazier denied a motion by Guillory’s attorney, John Barnett, for acquittal and a new trial.

But he cited Guillory’s long record as a public servant and his lack of a criminal record in deciding to grant probation, rather than the maximum sentence of 2 years in jail and a $2000 fine.

Guillory, 71,, will be placed on probation for 2 years and has until July 8 to complete 30 days or 240 hours of community service. He also must pay a $500 fine.

Guillory said he has not discussed an appeal with his attorney, and declined to comment on the sentencing.

“I did 30 years of community service, they want me to do a little more? That’s fine,” Guillory said after the hearing.

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