James Davis, the government's top witness in convicted swindler Allen Stanford's fraud trial, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
Davis, who could have been sentenced to 30 years, told the court: "I am ashamed and I am embarrassed."
U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who presided over Stanford's trial, handed down the punishment on Tuesday.
(Reporting By Anna Driver and Eileen O'Grady; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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