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Former Longwood police chief sentenced to 4 years in prison

Chief Tom Jackson convicted of accepting more than $30K in bribes

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A former Longwood police chief convicted of accepting more than $30,000 in bribes is now headed to prison.

A federal judge sentenced Chief Tom Jackson to four years in a minimum security prison.

Jackson took $32,000 in bribes from a convicted felon, who Jackson hired as an officer in 2009.

State law says felons cannot be hired as police officers, nor are they allowed to have weapons.

Jackson served as police chief in Longwood for 1997 to 2010.