Marc Caputo has the story here of the sentencing:
The federal investigation into former Congressman David Rivera took another major step Wednesday when his close friend and political ally was sentenced for her role in allegedly helping him break campaign finance laws.
"I took responsibility," Ana Alliegro said in court before she was sentenced to six months of house arrest and two years of probation after serving six months in jail.
"I owe the voters of Florida ... a huge apology," she said.
U.S. District Judge Robert Scola indicated he would have sentenced Alliegro to more time in prison — at least 18 months total and as much as five years — if she had gone "rogue" and not coordinated with Rivera.
Scola suggested Rivera wasn't acting like a man.
"Some might call it sexism [but] the man should come forward and not let the woman do time," Scola said.