Tyrone Brooks told to report to prison next month


ATLANTA (AP) – A civil rights activist and former Georgia state lawmaker has been told to report to federal prison next month.

Court records show the U.S. Marshals Service last week sent a notice to Tyrone Brooks ordering him to report to the federal penitentiary in Atlanta at noon on Feb. 16.

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The Atlanta Democrat pleaded guilty in April to one count of filing a false tax document and no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg in November sentenced Brooks to serve a year and a day in prison followed by two years of supervised release plus community service.

Prosecutors accused Brooks of deliberately defrauding charitable donors out of more than $1 million. A restitution hearing is set for Feb. 4.