Just before a jury was to be chosen for his trial Monday morning, former Harrisburg District Judge Robert Jennings III pleaded no contest to charges that he strong-armed constables for campaign cash.
Senior Judge Harold F. Woelfel Jr. promptly sentenced the 67-year-old Jennings to 2 years on probation and ordered him to pay $2,135 in restitution to two of the constables who claimed they gave money to Jennings' 2009 election campaign under duress.
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