DAY OF RECKONING: For Sen. Paul Bookout.
, the former Senate president pro tem who pleaded guilty to felony mail fraud last year
, was sentenced to 18 months of federal prison today. U.S. District Judge Brian Miller also ordered Bookout to pay $150,048 in restitution, according to court records. He's to report to prison May 2.
Bookout entered a negotiated plea last year related to expense account abuse.