Nebraska congressman sentenced

Nebraska lied to federal officials about getting illegal assistance in the campaign from a foreign national

Nebraska was convicted Thursday of lying to federal officials.

Jeff Fortenberry was convicted in Los Angeles federal court of lying and concealing a crime.

According to the United States Department of Justice, each could face up to five years in prison.

The trial is set to begin on June 28.

Tracy L. Wilkeson, one of the defendants in the case, said the lies in the case threatened the integrity of the US electoral system.

Mr Fortinberry's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He said outside the court that the action was unfair.

He will appeal immediately, according to the Associated Press.

After the allegations were made in October, Congress defended its allegations and maintained its innocence.

After the allegations were made in October, Congress defended its allegations and maintained its innocence.

After the allegations were made in October, Congress defended its allegations and maintained its innocence.