Former Dayton commissioner now serving prison sentence

Former Dayton City Commissioner Joey D. Williams has quietly begun serving his 12-month term for corruptly soliciting a bribe.

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Williams, 54, is incarcerated at the federal correction institution in Ashland, Kentucky. It’s described as a low security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

A prison spokeswoman couldn’t tell News Center 7 the exact date Williams arrived, but indicated it was recent. At his sentencing Jan. 30, he was permitted to voluntarily surrender to the U.S. Marshal’s office within 30-45 days.

Williams had earlier pleaded guilty as charged in a federal public corruption investigation in Dayton that was announced last year.

Williams admitted to accepting free home improvements in exchange for using his influence as a city commissioner in 2015 to help an unnamed demolition contractor get $150,000 in contracts from the city of Dayton and CityWide Development Corp.

Another person convicted in the corruption probe, former state Rep. Clayton Luckie, is also serving his sentence at the Ashland prison. He was convicted of mail fraud and is due to be released on May 21, after which he is to be on home confinement for four months.

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