Tom Lakin pleads guilty, sentenced to six years in prison

U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert sentenced Tom Lakin to six years in prison this morning after Lakin plead guilty to drug charges.

"This is a pretty far fall from grace," Gilbert said to Lakin, who declined to make a statement to the court.

Lakin appeared before Gilbert in handcuffs, leg shackles and a yellow prison jumpsuit.

Gilbert told Lakin his actions destroyed not only his life, but the lives of children he supplied cocaine.

Gilbert also told Lakin that his legal career will be forgotten by his peers and that he will be remembered for the crimes he committed.

I'll be damned if I am going to saddle taxpayers of this country [with the costs of incarceration] given the funds you have for your health and welfare.”

— U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert after ordering Lakin to pay the cost of his incarceration and supervised release