Former town surveyor sentenced for corruption

The former highway surveyor for the town of Westport was sentenced Friday on corruption charges.

Harold "Jack" Sisson was convicted on felony larceny charges for selling town equipment, like a riding mower, without first going through the proper bidding process.

Sisson was given two years' probation, not the two-year sentence with six months to serve that prosecutors sought.

Sisson was cited in a 2011 inspector general's report for having town workers remove boulders from a former selectman's private property.