(MOBILE, Ala.) A Federal Judge has decided the fate of former grant writer, Janey Galbraith.
She was convicted of conspiring to commit fraud, embezzlement and money laundering in connection with a land swap scheme involving FEMA funds after Hurricane Katrina.
After three hours of testimony -- Judge Dubose sentenced Galbraith to 3 months in jail and she must pay a 75 thousand dollar fine.
Galbraith begged the judge not to give her jail time. She apologized to the court for what she called a horrible mess of a situation.
Her attorney says he's thankful his client can now get on with her life.
"I thought the judge was fair, she considered everything. The government wanted 51 months in the penitentiary, Janey got 90 days. She'll be able to serve that and go on with her life, so I think we think it was a fair decision, and glad that it's over" says Vince Kilborn, Galbraith's Attorney.
Galbraith will turn herself into the authorities in the next few weeks.
Judge Dubose says she will recommend Galbraith serve time close to home.
Bayou La Batre's Mayor Stan Wright has also been indicted in connection with this case. A trial date has not been set in Wright's case..