The Dorchester Reporter reports on Turner's sentence for accepting a bribe and then lying about it to the FBI.
That's only six months less than Dianne Wilkerson got for accepting more money after a career filled with criminal and disciplinary issues, but unlike Wilkerson, Turner didn't plead guilty and never expressed remorse.
He's scheduled to turn himself in March 25; his lawyers promised an appeal.
If it stands, the sentence will render Turner's suit to get his council job back moot, since state law calls for booting elected officials sentenced to prison.
City Councilor Mike Ross, who presided over Turner's expulsion hearing in December said in a statement:
This is a sad day for all of us. Chuck was a colleague of mine for a decade. My thoughts are with Chuck and his family as they process the sentence handed down this afternoon.