BRADENTON, Fla. - Former Florida-based investment banker Kevin McCarty Friday was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for failing to report his wife's illegal acts, which included using her influence as a Palm Beach County commissioner to steer bond business to the firms for which her husband worked.

Kevin McCarty, 60, pleaded guilty in January shortly after his wife, Mary McCarty, 54, resigned from the county commission and issued a statement publicly apologizing for her crimes, which also included accepting deeply discounted hotel rooms from companies doing business with the county.

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