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A bribe-taking judicial marshal escaped a jail sentence Tuesday. Connecticut’s top corruption-buster (pictured) didn’t object.

U.S. District Court Judge Janet Arterton heeded the tear-filled plea of the marshal, Jill D’Antona, who pleaded guilty to “soliciting and accepting a gratuity.”

Before announcing the sentence, Arterton engaged D’Antona in a discourse on the meaning of redemption.

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