Bill Campbell was sentenced to 30 months in prision today. CNN tells us:

Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, who presided over the city’s economic renaissance of the 1990s, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison and fined more than $6,000 for racketeering and tax evasion.

When he was first elected to office, I was very happy – I thought he’d provide a much needed modernization of the city then led by Maynard Jackson. He had a stellar background and seemed genuinely capable of helping Atlanta take off. And take off, it did. Unfortunately, he decided he wanted to use the power of his office to help friends share in that success in ways not available to the rest of us. As he got called on that, he became more interested in defending himself than running a great city. Glad to see he’s getting what he deserves.