The sentence was handed down Thursday, May 28 after a jury convicted Jose Jesus Macias on 11 felony counts.
Crews will begin widening S.R. 19 in the first week in June, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The legal tussle centers on the Hero Pipe, a system to fight fires in high-rise buildings. Chicago firefighter Michael Wielgat designed it, then reached a deal with Elkhart Brass to license and manufacture it.