Ex NC Speaker Released From Prison

The attorney for former North Carolina House Speaker, Democrat Jim Black, says the disgraced politician has walked out of the federal prison where he was serving time for a corruption-related conviction.

Raleigh attorney Whit Powell said Monday Black walked out of the prison in Jesup, Ga., earlier in the day. The former House speaker's son was returning the 75-year-old Black to the Charlotte area, where prison authorities will decide if he will complete his sentence at a halfway house or under house arrest.

Black was scheduled to be released from prison next April and has six months left to serve.

Black pleaded guilty in federal court in 2007 to taking thousands of dollars from chiropractors while pushing their agenda at the Legislature.

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  • by charlotte Location: charlotte on Oct 5, 2010 at 05:01 PM
    this was a witch hunt. He was a wonderful speaker and I am happy that he has been released
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Oct 5, 2010 at 03:36 AM
    At least he has a promising future in the Dem Party.... maybe he should move to Chicago where he would really fit in.
  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Oct 4, 2010 at 07:49 PM
    He'll probably get a job investigating political corruption.
  • by B Location: nc on Oct 4, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    I bet he had fun with all the other democrats.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Oct 4, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    I guess now he is going to go back to volunteering at all the area schools like he was telling everyone he was doing?

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