Sentencing today for ex-Lincoln Co. Sheriff
Federal prosecutors say former Lincoln County sheriff Jerry Bowman was a big help during the investigation into an election fraud scheme, and because of that he may get a break when he's sentenced for his role in it. Bowman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to influence outcomes with fraudulent absentee ballots. Bowman apparently helped prosecutors convince Lincoln County Commissioner Thomas Ramey to resign and plead guilty for his role. Bowman is scheduled to be sentenced today along with co-conspirator and ex-Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten.