Nathaniel Thomas Oaks will be spending his next few golden years in the pokey.
The 71-year-old former state Senator was sentenced today in federal court to 3½ years in prison.
He was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service once he is released.
Last March, the lawmaker, who has represented northwest’s 41st District as a delegate and senator since 1994, pleaded guilty to accepting $15,300 in bribes in exchange for aiding an FBI informant who posed as an out-of-town developer.
Despite his guilty plea, Oaks’ name remained on the June 26 Democratic Party primary. He picked up 1,106 votes, or 7% of the total cast.