Sharpe James to report to prison

September 15, 2008 5:46:43 PM PDT
Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James is due at a federal prison camp Monday. James was to report to Petersburg, Va., on Monday to begin serving his 27-month sentence after his conviction earlier this year on corruption charges.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons public affairs office for the region didn't immediately return calls on whether James had arrived. The agency's Web site listed him as not in custody on Monday evening.

James had requested being sent to the prison at Fort Dix so he could be closer to his family, but that was denied.

James' co-defendant and former mistress Tamika Riley was also expected to report to a federal prison Monday.