Disgraced former City Councilmember Dan Halloran surrendered to federal prison officials on June 8, approximately one week after a Federal Appeals Court nixed his bid to remain free on bail while he appeals his bribery conviction.
Halloran, who was supposed to surrender to authorities on June 1, was granted an extra week of freedom before starting his 10-year prison sentence for masterminding a scheme to help former State Sen. Malcom Smith buy his way onto the 2013 New York City mayoral ballot.
In a May 29 letter to Federal Judge Kenneth Karas, Halloran’s attorney, Jonathan Edelstein, requested a one week extension of his client’s surrender date, until June 8, saying Halloran needed “a short time to put his affairs in order,” including time to pack his personal effects, surrender his license plates, file paperwork with the state Bar Association, book a flight to Kentucky and get his dog settled in a new home,” court papers state.
Halloran turned himself in to a federal prison in Kentucky on June 8, where the Federal Bureau of Prisons had already assigned Halloran his register number, 68384-054, which will also serve as his prisoner identification number.
But before he turned himself in, he sent the following 8-page rant to his close friends: