July 13, 2011

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Leibell reports to Pennsylvania federal prison

Leibell (file)

LORETTA, PA – Former New York State Senator Vincent Leibell has reported to begin serving his 21 month prison term at the low security Federal Correctional Institute in Loretta, PA.

He reported to the facility in southwest Pennsylvania at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Leibell, 64, who had been elected as Putnam County executive, but never took office, was sentenced to prison time plus three years probation in May after pleading guilty to federal charges.

He admitted that he tried to influence a grand jury that was investigating corruption in Putnam and also admitted to filing false income tax returns, failing to report $43,000 in income from 2003 through 2006.
While in the State Senate, Leibell had earmarked funds from state member items for a not-for-profit organization, which he, in part, controlled, and was supposedly created to develop senior housing.


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