Tobin Sentenced

May 18, 2006


Republican consultant James Tobin, of Bangor, Maine, was sentanced to 10 months in federal prison today for his involvement in a scheme to jam get-out-the-vote phone lines at Democratic offices and union halls on Election Day in 2002.

In addition to the time in prison he was also fined $10,000 and will serve two years probation.

Tobin is the third person convicted on phone jamming. Also found guilty were former State Republican Party Executive Director Chuck McGee and Republican consultant Allen Raymond of Virginia.

His sentancing came on the same day that state Republicans announced that Karl Rove will visit the state next month for a fund-raiser. The Washington Post reported this morning the party had just little over $700 in their state and federal accounts.