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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- The one-time top Democrat in the Pennsylvania state Senate must report to a federal prison camp in South Carolina to serve a 16-month term stemming from a corruption case against him.

The Times-Tribune newspaper of Scranton reported Tuesday that a judge ordered Bob Mellow to report to the Williamsburg, S.C., facility by Friday afternoon.

Mellow pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Prosecutors say his staff worked on taxpayer-paid time on a range of political campaign activities in 2006.

The 70-year-old Mellow retired in 2010 after a four-decade Senate career. Mellow was the Democrats' floor leader for most of the last two decades he was in office. His portrait hangs in the state Capitol because he briefly served as Senate president pro tempore in the 1990s.

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