Former Ray Donovan executive producer Bryan Zuriff has been sentenced to six months of home confinement and two years of probation for his role in an illegal gambling enterprise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Though the government recommended jail time, U.S. District Court Judge Jesse Furman decreed otherwise in a hearing on Monday in New York. Zuriff must also perform 300 hours of community service and pay a $20,000 fine.
In July, Zuriff became the first of the 34 people indicted for ties to a sports betting organization to plead guilty, which resulted in him forfeiting $500,000 and agreeing to terms that included a year of potential jail time. In legal papers, Zuriff also claimed that he was unaware of any alleged ties the gambling group might have to the Russian mafia.
Zuriff's friends Judd Apatow, Peter Berg and Jon Voight all wrote letters asking the judge for leniency, which the judge granted.
After the hearing, Zuriff apologized and said that the arrest came with a "silver lining" of forcing him to address his gambling addiction. He added that he's been in intensive therapy for the past seven months.
Zuriff stepped down from his role as executive producer on Ray Donovan to "protect" the show from negative publicity, but he has since returned as a consultant.
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