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Monday, June 23, 2008

Add It Up: Cocaine and champagne

Amount of drug money former state Rep. Ron Sailor told an undercover FBI agent he was willing to launder: $300,000

Amount the agent, posing as a coke dealer, eventually gave Sailor: $375,000

Months after Sailor agreed to cooperate with authorities that he illegally obtained a $250,000 loan using his church as collateral: 3

Maximum years Sailor could spend in prison as a result of his June 17 guilty plea in Atlanta federal court: 80

Minimum years the Black Mafia Family’s third-in-command will serve as a result of his June 16 cocaine-conspiracy conviction in Atlanta federal court: 20

Amount in drug money that a witness in the BMF trial claimed to have counted in a single sitting: $6 million

Cost of a bottle of Cristal champagne that BMF members favored while partying in Atlanta clubs, according to another witness: $600

Months by which former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell hoped to reduce his 30-month federal tax-evasion sentence by seeking counseling for being a champagne-aholic: 4

Minimum number of witnesses — including Campbell’s witness — who told federal investigators that Campbell did not drink: 2

Number who told them Campbell did drink: 0

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. District Court Atlanta, U.S. District Court Miami

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