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.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: Cases, Positivity Rates, Deaths Rise Amid Coronavirus Surge
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.READ MORE: 'Biggest Tragedy Is Preventable Loss Of Life': Memorial Healthcare System Chief Urges Public To Get COVID Vaccine
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.MORE NEWS: Florida Becoming Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak
Federal prisoners typically only serve about 85 percent of their sentence when time for good behavior is taken into consideration.