Two former Ku Klux Klansmen serving time for burning a pair of black churches received reduced sentences by providing information in other cases, prosecutors said.

Gary Cox had his 19 1/2 year sentence reduced to 14 years and Timothy Welch's sentence was cut from 18 years to 12 years, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Gordon Baker said Tuesday.The men were sentenced in February 1997 after pleading guilty to federal charges of civil rights violations in the 1995 burnings of two predominantly black churches.