Former Missouri lawmaker transferred from federal prison

Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 11:10 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A former Missouri state senator has transferred from a federal prison to a community corrections facility in St. Louis.

Last summer, Jeff Smith resigned from the legislature and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. He admitted to lying to federal investigators about involvement in a political attack in a 2004 Democratic congressional primary.

Smith, of St. Louis, started serving his sentence in January at a Kentucky federal prison. Prison officials say he arrived Tuesday at the St. Louis facility.

Two others from Smith's 2004 campaign were sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice. They were Democrat Steve Brown, who resigned from the state House, and Smith's campaign treasurer, Nick Adams.

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