“I admit that, and it has been devastating to my family and me personally,” Boyer said in court.
Boyer also provided information to special investigators looking into corruption and waste in DeKalb County.
Boyer’s attorney, Dwight Thomas, had requested a sentence of home confinement, community service and probation, but U.S. District Judge Orinda Evans said prosecutors’ recommendation for a yearlong sentence was appropriate.
“I think you have learned your lesson. I think you are genuinely sorry for what you did,” Evans said.
The Boyers will have to repay $87,300 in restitution to DeKalb’s government.
He will be eligible for early release from prison for good behavior after about 10 months.