Councilwoman Begins Federal Prison Term

After several delays, former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore has entered a federal facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin serving a 33-month prison sentence for extortion and income tax fraud. Moore, who has been under treatment for depression, was assigned to the Carswell federal institution, which has a medical center for women.

Last October, she was convicted of extorting more than $62,000 from two Compton businesses.

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