Ex-Sen. John McGee to serve up to 88 days in jail
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Former Republican Sen. John McGee was led from a Boise courtroom in handcuffs after being sentenced to 44 days in jail for disturbing the peace, a charge linked to allegations that he sexually harassed a 25-year-old woman who worked under him in the Idaho Senate.
McGee was also sentenced Tuesday to serve an additional 44 days for violating the terms of probation stemming from a 2011 drunken driving conviction, though the judge didn't prohibit the option of inmate labor detail or community service for that sentence.
Fourth District Magistrate James Cawthon rejected the recommended jail sentence of five days for McGee, saying it didn't reflect the serious nature of the crime. Prosecutors say that early in the 2012 session, McGee subjected his female aide to a barrage of sexual innuendo.