PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The city’s former district attorney has been moved to a Midwest federal prison, after spending several months in a small Philadelphia prison cell, following his plea agreement with the government.
Seth Williams has been moved to a prison in Oklahoma City — for now — but his defense team believes he’ll be moved to Morgantown, West Virginia to finish out his five-year prison term.READ MORE: Former Bordentown Police Chief Frank Nucera Sentencing Postponed For Medical Reasons
Williams was taken straight to prison in October, after pleading guilty to one bribery charge in a 29-count corruption indictment, and admitted wrong-doing to the rest of the counts.
During his sentence hearing, Williams’ defense attorneys asked the former top prosecutor briefly be allowed out of prison to see his ailing mother, but a judge denied the request.READ MORE: 3 Men Injured Following Shooting Outside Illegal After-Hours Club In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Morgantown is a minimum-security prison, about a five-hour drive from Philadelphia.
Williams’ release date is set for November of 2021.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Investigating Possible Shooting In North Philly After 10-Year-Old Boy Suffers Minor Lacerations