He allegedly tried to buy a Senate seat for former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., but now he’s going to prison for something else.
On Monday, Raghuveer Nayak was sentenced to two years in prison. He was convicted in a scheme to pay doctors bribes for referrals to his chain of outpatient surgery centers.
Prosecutors were hoping for a seven year sentence.
Nayak has also been accused but never charged of offering to raise campaign cash for former governor Rod Blagojevich if he would appoint former congressman Jackson to President Obama’s Senate seat.