Former Leavenworth prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former prison guard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth has been sentenced to two years of probation for accepting bribes in exchange for providing inmates with contraband tobacco.

Fifty-three-year-old Michael Harston, of Kansas City, Missouri, also was ordered Monday to serve six months home confinement and pay $4,800 in fines.

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