Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to sentence a former state leader. In a sentencing memorandum filed Monday, prosecutors compared Senate Democratic leader Robert Mellow offenses to other top legislators who were charged with similar crimes in a state corruption probe. Prosecutors say a 24-month prison term for corruption would be in line with sentences imposed on those defendants. Mellow recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy for misusing his taxpayer-funded staff and is to be sentenced Friday. Prosecutors say he exhibited "willful blindness" while aides illegally raised money for his own campaign and the Democrats' Senate campaign committee.