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Former sheriff sentenced to 6 months in prison

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LEWISTON, Idaho. - Former Nez Perce County Sheriff Jim Dorion has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for helping a burglar involved in a 2006 break-in at Lewiston High School.

District Judge John Stegner sentenced Dorion Monday, saying he would retain jurisdiction until Dorion spends six months in prison, after which he could be released on probation.

Dorion pleaded guilty in May to felony accessory to burglary.

Court records say Dorion helped a young burglar escape prosecution. Defense attorney Joseph Fillicetti says Dorion won't appeal his sentence. Fillicetti says Dorion faces surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Dorion took a medical leave in May 2008, but was removed from office four months later because county officials were unable to locate him. He was extradited from Louisiana in April.

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