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Former Congressman Bob Ney Behind Bars

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney is now behind bars.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Correctional Institution at Morgantown, West Virginia, says Ney reported to the minimum-security facility around 10:30 this morning to begin serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence on corruption charges.

The six-term Republican pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy and making false statements. He admitted that he traded his influence for golf trips, campaign donations and other gifts arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates.

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