Former Iowa prosecutor gets a little jail time
A former Madison County prosecutor has pleaded guilty to an assault charge and been sentenced.
The Des Moines Register reports that 55-year-old Anthony Blessum had made a deal with prosecutors, who lowered or dropped charges related to the beating of Blessum's former girlfriend. The incident occurred on June 11 last year at Blessum's home in Waukee.
At his sentencing on Tuesday, Blessum was given seven days in jail, a suspended sentence of a year, probation, and he was ordered to pay the woman nearly $7,000 in restitution.
Blessum was Madison County attorney from 1987 through 1997.
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