Jeremy Hutchinson (file) Brian Chilson

Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson was expected to report for his prison sentence Monday, but he’s on the outside for a while longer.

Hutchinson was sentenced in February to 46 months in prison for bribery and tax fraud after being convicted of misallocating campaign money from his time as a state legislator and filing false returns. After sentencing, Hutchinson agreed to report to wherever the Bureau of Prisons wanted him on March 6.


But a March 3 court order indicates Hutchinson, son of former congressman Tim Hutchinson and nephew of former Gov. Asa Hutchinson, has not yet gotten his prison assignment.

Hutchinson still awaits sentencing from a bribery charge he faces in the Western District of Missouri, and the Bureau of Prisons is holding off on assigning Hutchinson to a prison until that final piece is in place, the order suggests.



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