U.S. Attorney’s Office: LaRoque granted extension

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh confirmed former state representative Stephen LaRoque was granted an extension to report to federal prison.

The U.S. Marshal’s Office told WNCT he was scheduled to turn himself in Friday by noon.

Now, the agency notified LaRoque he can report on August 18th.

On July 21, a judge ordered LaRoque to serve his sentence at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner.

As of Tuesday night, the BOP’s online inmate locator listed him as “Not in BOP Custody.”

In July, a judge sentenced the former state representative to two years in federal prison.

LaRoque pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting theft earlier this year.

9 On Your Side spoke to LaRoque’s attorney, Keith Williams, who declined to comment.

9 On Your Side also went to the Kinston address listed in LaRoque’s public voter registration. A man answered the door before quickly shutting it.

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A former state representative from Kinston was scheduled to report to prison Friday.

Thirtydays ago a judge sentenced Stephen LaRoque to two years in federal prison for stealing $300,000.

LaRoque pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting theft earlier this year.

Prosecutors approached the case through the public corruption lens, saying in court taxpayers lost $2 million from LaRqoue’s actions.

The U.S. Marhsal’s Office said LaRoque had until noon Friday to report. He’ll then be on parole once he gets out in 2017.

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