Former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison and three years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Thompson in Trenton federal court, according to independent journalist Gavin Rozzi who was present at the sentencing hearing.
Gilmore was instructed to surrender at Fort Dix on April 1. His defense attorney requested he remain free on bail pending the appeal of his convictions for failing to remit employees’ payroll taxes to the IRS and lying on a credit application to Ocean First Bank. The government opposed the bail motion. Judge Thompson scheduled briefs to be submitted within three weeks.
During the hearing, Judge Thompson said Gilmore’s conduct “defies logical explanation,” Rozzi told MMM.
Politico’s Matt Friedman reported via twitter that Gilmore is also mandated to get mental health treatment.
Former Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore sentenced to one year and one day in prison, 3 years probation for tax-related convictions. Also mandatory mental health treatment. Prosecutors sought 27 months in prison. Defense sought probation and mental health treatment.
— Matt Friedman (@MattFriedmanNJ) January 22, 2020