Melton finishing prison term under house arrest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Democratic state Representative Bryant Melton has been released from federal prison and is serving the remainder of his federal prison sentence for theft and money laundering at his home in Tuscaloosa.

The 59-year-old Melton had been serving his 15-month sentence at the federal prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.

Federal Bureau of Prisons officials say Melton was released from Maxwell on March 11th and will remain under house arrest at his home until his sentence ends April 24th.

Melton pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering charges and resigned from his House seat in 2006.

He was an administrator at Shelton State Community College and was accused of using state money to pay gambling debts and for his daughter's education.

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