U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson on Monday denied a motion from attorneys for Ted Suhl to allow the Northeast Arkansas businessman to remain free pending appeal.

Suhl’s attorneys had argued last week that there was a good chance Suhl’s conviction on corruption and bribery charges would be reversed by the Eighth Circuit.

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Wilson’s order was succinct. “I have ruled on each point raised by Defendant in previous orders, and I am satisfied that those rulings were correct,” he wrote.

Suhl must report to prison on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was sentenced on October 27 to seven years in prison.