Former GOP chair to leave prison

RALEIGH Currin's attorney told Eyewitness News a judge had issued a release order on Monday.

In September 2007, Currin was sentenced to nearly six years behind bars. He was convicted of lying to a grand jury, obstructing justice and cheating the IRS.

The charges stems from a scheme to manipulate companies' stock prices through spam e-mail.

Federal prosecutors recommended earlier this year that Currin's sentence be reduced after giving testimony against a co-conspirator.

It is not known when Currin will be released from jail.

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