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Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams Sent to Prison in Oklahoma

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    Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams Sent to Prison in Oklahoma
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    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in this Feb. 10, 2017. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Williams, the city of Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, in a Thursday, Oct. 19 order retroactive to when the court suspended his license on April 13, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal in June. Williams faces up to five years in prison at his sentencing scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 24.

    Philadelphia's former top prosecutor has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma to serve his five-year sentence for accepting a bribe.

    At his Oct. 24 sentencing, a federal judge said Seth Williams sold his office to "parasites" and ordered Williams jailed immediately.

    He's been in a small Philadelphia prison cell ever since.

    He pleaded guilty in June to one count of accepting a bribe from a businessman.

    On Monday, federal prison records show he was moved to the federal lockup in Oklahoma City.

    Williams' release date is set for November 2021.

    The two-term Democrat was the city's first black DA.