Whittemore fights prison order

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Updated: 7/26/2014 9:40 am

   RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Lawyers for former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal appeals court to allow him to stay out of prison until his appeal is decided.
   U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks of Reno has ordered Whittemore to surrender to a federal prison on Aug. 6 to begin serving his two-year sentence for making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
   But in the motion, filed late Thursday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, his lawyers said Whittemore should be allowed to remain out of prison on bail while his appeal is considered.
   The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1pUKeRW ) the Nevada U.S. Attorney's office did not file an immediate response.
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vietnamvet25 - 7/29/2014 5:31 AM
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It is strange how lawyers and other folk with wealth and status are granted a stay of going to prison while awaiting some sort of appeal. Joe Blue Collar gets prison time he goes to prison, and awaits the appeal process. If it is reversed he gets out if not do the time. This clown needs to spend some time in a real prison

mossderrick - 7/26/2014 12:43 PM
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If he does not like jail don't do the crime, send him to Joe Arpaio's jail I think he will learn to like pink, peanut butter, bread,and water! Maybe the Hairy Reed will join him for a game of pin the tail on the Donkey he haw! Demon-Crats!

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