Ex-Illini Richmond sentenced

Ex-Illini Richmond sentenced

WAUKEGAN (AP) — Former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond was given a three-year prison sentence for threatening a probation officer.

A Lake County jury in August convicted the 21-year-old Richmond. He was arrested in April after being accused of telling the probation officer from an earlier case to “be real safe” and gesturing as if he were firing a gun at her.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dwRh1M ) Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Newman sought a four- to five-year sentence on the latest charge, a defense attorney asked for periodic imprisonment.

Richmond was sentenced to probation in 2012 after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon.  

Richmond was Illinois’ top high school player his senior year in Waukegan. He played one season at Illinois and entered the NBA draft but wasn’t selected.

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