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    Ex-RI House Speaker Fox Being Moved to Halfway House
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    In this April 30, 2014 photo, former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to reporters on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I., before taking a seat for the first time since the authorities raided his home and Statehouse office in March. Secretary of state candidate Nellie Gorbea asked current Secretary of State Ralph Mollis on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, to investigate lobbying disclosure violations by Ray Rickman after an Associated Press story in June revealed Rickman had loaned money to Fox. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    A former Rhode Island House Speaker will soon be transferred to a halfway house in Pawtucket after more than two years behind bars. 

    Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said Monday that former Speaker Gordon Fox will move into the facility as part of his transition out of a federal prison in Pennsylvania. It's not clear when he will arrive. 

    Fox is currently serving a three-year sentence. The former Democratic lawmaker pleaded guilty in 2015 to corruption for taking a bribe of more than $50,000 and taking more than $100,000 from his campaign account going back to 2008. 

    The mayor said the move is not a release but a transfer to a less secure facility. 

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