Former GOP chair to leave prison

July 14, 2009 4:12:37 AM PDT
Former judge, federal prosecutor, and North Carolina State Republican Chairman Sam Currin won't spend any more time behind bars.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.