Judge Neal Biggers Jr. sentenced Backstrom to 28 months in prison, three years’ supervised release after gets out and a $250,000 fine. Backstrom also was ordered to pay for the cost of his own incarceration.
Attorneys asked and Biggers agreed to ask the Bureau of Prisons if they would send him to a federal facility in Forrest City, Ark.
Backstrom, who turned 39 two weeks ago, will report to prison on the same day as Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, who was sentenced earlier in the day in the same case. Scruggs is expected to go to federal prison in Pensacola, Fla.
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