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Ex fire chief's son gets prison for LAX pot scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The son of the former Los Angeles fire chief has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and fined $6,000 for heading a marijuana-smuggling ring where he bribed security officers to get pot-filled suitcases on flights from LA to Boston.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said 24-year-old Millage Peaks IV received the sentence Monday. He also received three years' probation.

Co-defendant Randy Littlefield, one of two former Transportation Security Administration officers who pleaded guilty to conspiracy, received eight months in prison and three years' probation. The other agent is awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors said Peaks paid between $200 and $500 to get at least 10 shipments of pot through security at Los Angeles International Airport between in 2010 and 2011.

Peaks' father, Millage Peaks III, retired as LA's fire chief 2011.

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