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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bob Ney moved to Cincinnati

The Associated Press reports:

CINCINNATI – Former U.S. Rep. Bob Ney has been moved from prison to a halfway house in Cincinnati, according to the federal prisons Web site.

The six-term Republican from Heath in central Ohio resigned after pleading guilty in a congressional bribery scandal. He is set for release in August, when he will have served nearly a year and a half.

He earned about nine months off his original two-year, six-month sentence because he completed treatment for alcohol problems. The move to the halfway house had been expected as a transition to Ney’s release.

Ney, 53, had been held at the Federal Corrections Institution in Morgantown, W.Va.

Messages seeking comment were left Thursday at the halfway house and at the prison.

Ney acknowledged trading his influence for golf trips, campaign donations and other gifts arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates

Ney’s attorney, William Lawler, said earlier this month that Ney was making good progress and his move to halfway house was expected for his transition to full release. A message was left for Lawler on Thursday.

Under the nine-month prison treatment program Ney participated in, inmates attend meetings four hours a day, five days a week. He must continue to participate in aftercare treatment at the halfway house, a prison official said earlier.

At halfway houses, inmates can sign out for approved activities and are expected to seek employment, then must pay part of their income toward the cost of their confinement. Their whereabouts are monitored and they are subject to random drug and alcohol tests.


at 4:19 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think Ney will be flipping burgers at Burger King sometime soon. Bob Ney is the perfect poster criminal for the new GOP. White, Overweight, and full of crap.

at 6:58 PM, February 21, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if he got to wear his rug while he was in the Gray Bar Hotel?

at 3:23 AM, February 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 4:19, just leave it at "full of crap." Racism is a relic.

Obama 08
Be the Change

at 1:11 PM, February 22, 2008 Blogger natenoy said...

Maybe this is a strategic move so Bob can be closer to Jean Schmidt and provide some campaign tips these final days before the primary.


at 3:39 PM, February 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't you say TALBERT HOUSE in your article?

at 12:13 AM, February 23, 2008 Anonymous Terri said...

I am glad he is no longer a representative in our district. The voters of the Ohio Valley knew he was crooked for years, but continued to vote for him. I can honestly say I never did. He should still be in prison and not some halfway house.

at 3:30 PM, February 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can he vote March 4?

at 9:03 PM, February 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want either Senator Obama or Senator Clinton to tell us how and when they plan to ask for their Attorney General or a special prosecutor invgestigate the Repugnicant party as a a corrupt organization. If so, do they believe a RICO prosecution is justified, given the illegal war and the ever-growing number of its officials at all levels coast to coast who have been convicted of various fraud and corruption crimes and sex offenses against children.

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