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Councilwoman's grandson to be sentenced on drug charge

Councilwoman's grandson to be sentenced on drug charge

The grandson of Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin is asking that he serve less than two years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing cocaine, a request supported by federal attorneys. Attorneys for Jarrett Danley, who pleaded guilty in January to one count of distributing cocaine, note his close relationship with Franklin, who they say raised him and has support him. Franklin has had health problems for the past year and has missed all but one County Council meeting, earlier this month where she appeared in a wheelchair, since last June. Danley's memorandum said she has been hospitalized for months. "Prior to her hospitalization, Mrs. Franklin relied on...

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