Higgins gets house arrest, probation, community service, fine

William Higgins, former Bedford County district attorney, was sentenced Friday to eight years’ probation, 1,125 community service hours, 120 days’ house arrest and $9,700 in fines.

Higgins pleaded guilty in May to allegations of exchanging sexual favors with female drug dealers for overly lenient sentences or to avoid arrest and of revealing the identities of multiple undercover informants.

He faced numerous counts of official oppression, recklessly endangering another person, intimidating of witnesses, hindering apprehension and obstructing administration of law.