Former State Senator and convicted felon Jon Woods is booked into prison.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate website, Woods has started his 18-year sentence.
U. S. District Judge Timothy Brooks gave Woods until 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 26 to report to FMC Fort Worth, a low-security medical center part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Fort Worth, Texas.
Woods was sentenced to 18 years and four months in federal prison on Sept. 4 that will be served concurrently. He was also ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution and $1,500 in court fines.
Woods will get three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term, and he must be gainfully employed or actively looking for work when he gets out.
Woods filed an appeal of his conviction and Judge Brooks rejected his motion to remain free pending that appeal.
A jury found Woods guilty in May on 15 of 17 corruption-related charges in a fraud case.
Co-defendant Randell Shelton was found guilty on 12 of 15 charges and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
FMC Fort Worth federal correctional institution is a low-security medical center. FMC Fort Worth currently houses 1,806 male inmates.