Doug Dowie insisted he was innocent in a three-minute speech to the court before sentencing. John Stodder gets 15 months. The Times web story doesn't say where they will serve or whether they were taken into custody immediately. (Daily News web story doesn't either, but a political figure who was in court emails that they have until March 30 to report.) The Times story also refers, erroneously, to former mayor Kenneth Hahn.
Dowie is the former head of Fleishman-Hillard in Los Angeles and, before, that, managing editor of the Daily News. Stodder was an executive under Dowie at Fleishman. They were convicted last year of wire fraud for inflating the hours of PR work reported in bills to the Department of Water and Power.