Morris, Adams to be sentenced for racketeering, money laundering

Published: Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM.

Both pleaded guilty to fraud, theft and money laundering charges within several months of their arrest.

Morris is presently serving a 71-month federal prison sentence to be followed by three years probation.

In his letter to Ashley, he wrote that he hopes to be released by May 2014.

Adams was sentenced in September 2009 to 36 months in federal prison. She completed her federal sentence earlier this year but remains on a three-year supervised probation.

The state charges were filed in July 2009. Morris and Adams, along with Sheriff’s Office employees Mike Coup, David Yacks and Sandra Norris were charged with racketeering. Sabra Thornton, Morris’ chief of staff and mistress, was charged with grand theft.

At the time Morris and Adams entered their state court pleas, State Attorney Bill Eddins said he favored tacking on at least some time to be served after their federal prison sentences had ended.

“We intend to ask that he receive some jail time consecutive to the federal time,” he said in 2010 after Morris entered his plea.

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