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Senator Williams gets 3 years, $50,000 fine

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited by Susan Garland / February 17, 1982

Uniondale, N.Y.

Sen. Harrison J. Williams (D) of New Jersey was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined $50,000 for a bribery and conspiracy conviction resulting from the FBI's Abscam investigation. He could have received a maximum sentence of 15 years.

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Williams, the only senator snared in the probe, also faces Senate expulsion hearings. He is only the third senator in US history to be convicted of a crime while still in office.