Former Dayton City Commissioner Joey D. Williams has quietly begun serving his 12-month term for corruptly soliciting a bribe.
Williams, 54, is incarcerated at the federal correction institution in Ashland, Kentucky. It’s described as a low security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.
A prison spokeswoman couldn’t tell News Center 7 the exact date Williams arrived, but indicated it was recent. At his sentencing Jan. 30, he was permitted to voluntarily surrender to the U.S. Marshal’s office within 30-45 days.
Williams had earlier pleaded guilty as charged in a federal public corruption investigation in Dayton that was announced last year.
Williams admitted to accepting free home improvements in exchange for using his influence as a city commissioner in 2015 to help an unnamed demolition contractor get $150,000 in contracts from the city of Dayton and CityWide Development Corp.