Hours after being sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison and fined a quarter-million dollars for spending campaign contributions on things that were not his campaign, former Nevada state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson took to social media and declared “it could have been worse.”
Bent not broken, it could have been much worse. Thank you to all my family and friends that came out to support me on…
Atkinson resigned from the state Senate barely a month into this year’s legislative session after agreeing to plead guilty to federal charges of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use.
Or, put another way, it could have been better.