Health to keep Whittemore out of Reno-area prison

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Updated: 7/20 10:46 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Prison officials say former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore's health issues will prevent him from serving his two-year sentence at a federal prison closest to Reno as his lawyers requested.
 
   Whittemore was convicted a year ago of making illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2007.
 
   According to documents filed by his attorneys in September, the 61-year-old Whittemore has diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, high blood pressure and heart disease.
 
   Last month, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks ordered Whittemore to turn himself in Aug. 6 to a medium-security federal prison in Herlong, California, about 50 miles north of Reno.
 
   But Herlong prison spokesman Chris Ulrich told the Reno Gazette-Journal the facility only takes healthy inmates, and Whittemore would have to be sent to a prison that offers better health care services.
 
   Prison officials declined to say where Whittemore would go instead.
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vietnamvet25 - 7/20/2014 7:57 PM
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Leavenworth prison sounds good or maybe Lompoc

Speed - 7/20/2014 7:41 PM
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Maybe he can serve his sentence at the same Country Club where all the FAMOUS people go...
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