FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A former Broward County commission convicted on corruption charges will have to spend a few for months behind bars.
Josephus Eggelletion, 62, was originally been scheduled to be released from a federal prison in Georgia later this month. Now officials say they miscalculated the time for early release on good behavior and he won’t be released until mid-July, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Eggelletion was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison after being convicted to money-laundering conspiracy and filing a false tax return. He also was convicted at the state level for taking bribes from developers.
Eggelletion’s attorney, Johnny McCray Jr., told the paper he plans contest the new release date to a state judge because he thinks prison authorities have miscalculated the new release date.
Eggelletion has received time off for good behavior and for completing a substance-abuse program for his alcohol addiction.
Federal prisoners typically only serve about 85 percent of their sentence when time for good behavior is taken into consideration.