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Friday, July 1, 2011

North Little Rock Alderman turned Colombo Associate reports to Federal prison

Former North Little Rock Alderman Sam Baggett reported to federal prison Monday to begin serving a 23-month sentence on federal weapons convictions.

Baggett reported to the Federal Correction Complex at Forrest City, said a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons.

He was convicted in December on two federal weapons charges and a third charge of making false statements to federal agents in a trial with reputed mobster George Wylie Thompson, who prosecutors say has connections to the Colombo crime family.

Thompson also was convicted of federal charges and is housed at the federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

Baggett is the second former North Little Rock alderman serving prison time on a conviction related to dealings with Thompson.

Former Alderman Cary Gaines received a four-month federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiring with Thompson to rig bids on North Little Rock public works projects to pay off gambling debts.

Gaines is serving his sentence at the federal prison in Millington, Tenn., and is scheduled for release in October.


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