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Ex-Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin White wants to attend daughter's graduation

TAMPA — Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White is asking a federal judge's permission to travel to Tallahassee later this month to attend his daughter's graduation at Florida State.

White, 47, said he and his wife would lave Tampa on April 27 and return two days later. White was sentenced to three years in prison last month on seven corruption convictions for accepting bribes while chairman of Hillsborough's Public Transportation Commission.

White, of Riverview, is scheduled to report to a federal prison next month although the date is uncertain. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons does not release an inmate's surrender date.

White's attorney, Grady Irvin Jr., said in a motion that White would report his itinerary to pretrial service officials. The motion said U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill does not oppose White's request.

U.S. District Court Judge James D. Whittemore denied White's last request to travel. In January, White asked to visit his son in Kansas, where he attends college, to retrieve a car. He was then going to accompany his daughter to North Carolina, where she was applying for a graduate fellowship at Wake Forest University.

Ex-Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin White wants to attend daughter's graduation 04/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:19pm]
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