Friday, January 4, 2008

Another Oliver Thomas Update

From the T-P:

Former New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas reported to an Atlanta federal prison Thursday to begin a three-year sentence for accepting $20,000 in bribes and kickbacks from Stan "Pampy" Barre who was seeking to retain a public parking garage contract, federal officials said.

Thomas, 50, was sentenced by a federal judge in November to serve 37 months for the felony, which he plead guilty to last summer. Thomas, whose resignation in August ended his 13-year career on the council, can reduce his stay behind bars by about 5 1/2 months through good behavior.

Under the so-called "good time'' provision, a well-behaved inmate can shave 54 days per year from a sentence.

Thomas entered the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Felicia Ponce, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman

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