With 30 days to report to prison to serve his term former St. Landry Parish School Board Member Quincy Richard today was sentenced to 33 months without the  possibility of parole.  In addition to the jail time Richard has to pay a $10,000 fine.  That $10,000 fine is nearly double what he received for his vote in a federal bribery scheme to insure his vote for a candidate up for the school superintendent's post.

Richard was convicted last August while fellow Board Member John Miller pleaded guilty and was sentenced to house arrest and probation.

According to our news partners at KATC the judge said Richard took the "low road" and used his position as "a hammer".  The judge also said the sticking point for him was Richard's lack of remorse and not accepting responsibility for his actions.