Who can forget the Rev. Al Sharpton protégée Rev. Jarrett Maupin II?
The former Phoenix mayoral candidate, now 22, was sentenced yesterday to five years probation and 75 hours of community service for making a false report to the FBI.
Maupin II was indicted in January. After admitting that he falsely informed the FBI last September that Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon had allegedly engaged in criminal activity. Maupin made the claim in order to damage Gordon’s mayoral aspirations.
According to federal prosecutors, Maupin has repudiated the false report as part of his plea agreement and also agreed to resign his position on the governing board of the Phoenix Union High School District.
In the oddest of circumstances, Maupin was removed from the 2007 city ballot after the Maricopa County Clerk’s Office determined that nearly 185 of the signatures that sealed his spot in the race were collected by convicted felons.
Maupin got off easy with the sentence. He faced up to 6 months in jail and fine of up to $2,500, as Seeing Red AZ reported last November.