CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) The first person to face punishment under Idaho's 2-year-old gang law has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Simona Liza Manzanares of Caldwell received the sentence last week in 3rd District Court, and she must serve at least two years in prison before she's eligible for parole.
Manzanares, 29, was charged last year with one felony count of recruiting gang members under the state's Criminal Gang Enforcement Act.
She pleaded guilty in July as part of an agreement where prosecutors dropped one count of supplying firearms to gang members.
The defense attorney depicted Manzanares as having a generous heart and asked for probation for the mother of five.
But prosecutors say Manzanares corrupted dozens of juveniles by hosting alcoholic parties and providing them access to firearms.