By Sandra Emerson
Created: 08/27/2012 12:26:25 PM PDT

Upland contractor John Hennes was sentenced today to 12 months — six months in jail and six months of home confinement — for his role in a federal bribery case involving former Upland mayor John Pomierski and a local business.

Hennes was sentenced during proceedings in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Federal prosecutors were seeking 18-24 months in jail plus a fine, but the judge was moved by Hennes’ story and acceptance of guilt.

Hennes’ attorney Ken White wanted a sentence of straight probation.

“He made a mistake, but this mistake does not wash out all the good things he’s done,” said White.

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