Businessman gets 4 weeks for attempted pandering

Associated Press
Businessman gets 4 weeks for attempted pandering

In this undated photograph provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Michael Gilliland, the founder of Sunflower Farmers Market, is shown. Gilliland was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, to four weeks in jail for his guilty plea to misdemeanor attempted pandering. Authorities say Gilliland agreed to pay $100 for sex in February 2011 in a police sting in which an undercover officer posed as a 17-year-old prostitute. Prosecutors say Gilliland showed up at a Phoenix hotel to meet the undercover even though she told the businessman during an earlier phone conversation that she was 17. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

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