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Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran gets 21 months for witness tampering
Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran gets 21 months for witness tampering

Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for witness tampering to resolve a bribery and extortion case involving a real estate developer. Tran faced up to 25 years in prison for his alleged role in the bribery scheme. But he agreed in November to plead guilty to two felonies -- attempted witness tampering and making a false statement to an FBI agent. Prosecutors dropped bribery charges in the deal that also required Tran to pay $38,000 in restitution -- the amount federal prosecutors said he took in bribes. He will begin serving his sentence in October. Tran was accused of accepting bribes from the developer of a mixed-use project in Rosemead...

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