Wilkerson Heads To Federal Prison

BOSTON (CBS) – Former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson was expected to report to federal prison on Friday.

Wilkerson was convicted on corruption charges in January. She will have to serve a three-and-a-half year sentence for taking more than $23,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents and a Boston club owner who was working with them. The bribe was for a liquor license.

WBZ NewsRadio 103o’s Karen Twomey reports

Wilkerson admitted to the crime after she was photographed stuffing money from that FBI informant into her clothing. She had served in the State Senate for 16 years.

Wilkerson was to report to the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Don Huff spoke with the executive director of federal prison consultant Joe Gunja about what Wilkerson can expect of her prison stay

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  • Denise

    Yippieeee…. I’m sure there are many many more that should be in line right behind her! We’ll see how long she actually stays there!

  • DStein

    Bye-bye, Dianne! Enjoy prison and keep a seat warm for Sal DiMasi, because he’s next!

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