Two former executives with Adelphia Communications have reported to a federal prison in North Carolina to begin serving their sentences for fraud convictions.
Eighty-two-year-old John Rigas was sentenced to 15 years in prison. His 51-year-old Son Timothy Rigas, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The men were convicted in 2004 on multiple charges of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud in the collapse of the cable television company.
The men had been allowed to remain free while they appealed. U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand ordered them to report to the low-security prison in Butner by yesterday.
The men had asked to be sentenced to a prison near their home in Pennsylvania, but that request was denied.