Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock says he wanted his former election opponent to get a stiffer sentence for creating a false birth certificate.
On Friday, 47-year-old Harold Allen Smith of Greenbrier was sentenced to a month in federal prison followed by a year of supervised release.
The Log Cabin Democrat reports that Shock says he's content to accept the judge's decision but says he's "disappointed" in the sentence.
Smith was accused of faking a birth certificate to make it appear that Shock had fathered a child in Texas.
Smith also admitted mailing copies of the phony birth certificate to people in Faulkner County. Shock went on to win the Republican nomination and the 2012 general election to become sheriff.