Former SC State Treasurer Heads To Prison

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Former South Carolina State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel should be in prison by the end of the month. Defense Attorney Bart Daniel told The (Charleston) Post and Courier that Ravenel plans to report to a federal prison in Jesup, Georgia, by May 29th to begin serving a ten-month sentence on a drug charge.

The medium-security prison is about 65 miles from Savannah,

Ravenel pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to possess
cocaine with the intent to distribute. The 45-year-old developer
turned down an offer to delay his prison report date, saying he
wanted to get his time behind bars finished so he could continue
his life.

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