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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bencivengo to report for 38-month sentence on federal corruption charges May 30

Former Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo will soon report to Leavenworth, Kan., to begin serving his 38-month sentence.

It’s not the fabled federal penitentiary but a minimum security camp nearby where he will serve out his term on five federal corruption charges, attorney Jerome Ballarotto said Monday. Bencivengo will report to the facility on May 30 after a delay of close to a month from when he was supposed to report to prison.

“At this point he just wants to get it over with,” Ballarotto said.

Bencivengo was originally scheduled to report for his 38-month sentence on April 29, but a judge’s order set aside that date last month in favor of whatever date the bureau sets for him to report.

The Bureau of Prisons normally notifies inmates by letter the facility where they are supposed to report, but Bencivengo had not received that letter, the court filing said.

District Judge Anne Thompson sentenced him to 38 months in prison with two years of supervised release, a $3,000 fine and $7,400 forfeiture in March.

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