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Former West Memphis councilman, police officer sentenced for conspiracy to commit election fraud

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Former West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Wayne Carter, 44, and former West Memphis Police Officer Sam Malone, 32, were sentenced Wednesday. Former West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Wayne Carter, 44, and former West Memphis Police Officer Sam Malone, 32, were sentenced Wednesday.

(WMC-TV) - District Judge Kristine Baker sentenced a former West Memphis councilman and a West Memphis police officer for a conspiracy to commit election fraud.

Former West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Wayne Carter, 44, and former West Memphis Police Officer Sam Malone, 32, were sentenced Wednesday.

They pleaded guilty in September, along with former Democratic representative Hudson Hallum.

In doing this, Carter and Malone acknowledged his participation in a conspiracy to bribe voters to influence absentee votes in the Arkansas District 54 primary, its runoff election, and the general election. All of those events were held between February and July 2011.

Carter was sentenced to three years probation, with five months to be completed on home confinement. He will be restricted to his residence except for his employment.

Malone was sentenced to three years probation, the first 7.2 months of which will be spent on home confinement.

Both men may have to wear an electronic monitoring. They can no longer serve in any capacity as public officials.

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