Ruiz and Liddle placed in different prison facilities
Two men sentenced to serve time for a $25 million kickback scheme involving money from AEA Federal Credit Union have been placed in different prison facilities.
51 year old William Liddle has been placed at the Federal Correctional Institute in Safford, AZ. According to the Bureau of prisons (BOP) website, the Safford facility is a low security institution that houses male offenders.
On June 1, Liddle was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's immediately following his sentencing. Since then he was temporarily being held at the prison in Florence, AZ.
In February, Liddle and his wife Rhonda were convicted on numerous counts of fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering.
Rhonda was sentenced to 5 years of probation on May 21, and was ordered by the judge to serve one of them on house arrest.
One of the key witnesses who testified against the Liddle's was 63 year old Frank Ruiz. In June 2011, Ruiz plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of transactional money laundering.
In April, Ruiz was sentenced to 2 years in prison for his role in the kickback scheme. He was ordered by the judge to self surrender to the Department of Corrections on June 29.
During his sentencing hearing, Ruiz requested to be placed at a prison facility in Tucson. However, he was placed at the Florence Federal Correctional Complex in Colorado. According to the BOP website, that facility is maximum security, and houses offenders requiring the tightest controls. It also says the facility supervises a minimum security satellite prison camp (outside the secure perimeter) that houses male offenders.
Ruiz's scheduled release date, according to the BOP website, is March 25, 2014.
Liddle's release date, also according to the BOP website, is June 24, 2025.
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