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Michael Vick goes to jail awaiting prison sentencing

Troubled Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has surrendered three weeks before sentencing.

Michael Vick goes to jail awaiting prison sentencing The Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has voluntarily surrendered and will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, awaiting sentencing. Michael Vick is scheduled to appear before judge on December 10th and be sentenced, after pleading guilty to participation in a dogfighting operation under the name "Bad Newz Kennels". Vick surrendered today, because he was anticipating a prison term, according to court documents. On December 10th he could be send to as much as 5 years in prison, although 12 to 18 months is the federal sentencing guideline.

"This matter is before the Court after Defendant Michael Vick has indicated his desire to voluntarily enter custody prior to his sentencing hearing. It appearing appropriate to do so, the U.S. Marshal is ordered to take custody of the Defendant immediately upon his surrender. The Court's previous order setting conditions for Defendant's pre-trial release is terminated. Defendant is remanded to custody based solely on his desire to begin his period of incarceration prior to his sentencing hearing and not because of violation of any condition of his bond," read an order filed on Monday and signed by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson of Richmond.

 Clever move by the quarterback - if Michael Vick is sentenced to time in prison on December 10th (as even he expects), the time served in jail would be deducted from the time to be served in federal prison.

 Published on 11/19/2007

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