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Former Judge Vernon Claville gets five year sentence

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Former Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Judge Vernon Claville will have to spend 5 years behind bars in a federal prison and pay fines totalling more than $165,000.

That's the sentence handed down to him by Judge Maurice Hicks in a federal courtroom in Shreveport Friday morning.

The sentence is in connection with his conviction on federal racketeering charges back in May.  Claville, along with former Caddo District Judge Michael Walker, were found guilty May 31 of accepting bribes in exchange for lowering bonds and letting people out of jail.

Walker was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. 

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