Convicted NJ lawmaker to enter prison

LAWNSIDE, N.J. (AP) - August 25, 2009 Former state Sen. Wayne Bryant will serve a four-year sentence at the minimum-security camp in Beckley, W.Va.

Bryant was convicted of fraud and bribery charges in November.

Jurors found the lawmaker took a "low-show" job at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in exchange for bringing state money to the institution.

The Democrat from Lawnside chose not to seek re-election in 2007 after serving 25 years in the Legislature, including a stint as chairman of the Senate budget committee.

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