- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island House speaker has been transferred to a halfway house in Pawtucket after more than two years behind bars.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2wgltwB ) that former Speaker Gordon Fox arrived at the facility shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday after leaving a federal prison in Pennsylvania.

The 55-year-old Fox is currently serving a three-year sentence. The former Democratic lawmaker pleaded guilty in 2015 to corruption for taking a bribe of more than $50,000 and taking more than $100,000 from his campaign account going back to 2008.

Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien has said the move is not a release but a transfer to a less secure facility.

When asked how it felt to be out, Fox told the news station, “I don’t know yet.”


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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