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Renzi seeks later date to report to prison

TUCSON, Ariz. — Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi has asked a judge to let him
wait until Jan. 13 to report to prison to begin serving a sentence for his
convictions on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.

The former Arizona congressman has been ordered to report to prison Monday, but
his lawyers have asked for a one-week extension to give the judge a chance to
rule on Renzi’s pending request to remain free on bail while he appeals his

Renzi was accused of using his office for personal financial gain and looting a
family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign.

He represented Arizona’s sprawling 1st Congressional District from early 2003
until early 2009.

Renzi chose not to run for re-election in 2008 while facing the federal


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