Co-defendant in Vick dogfighting conspiracy case released from prison

Updated: March 21, 2008, 9:47 AM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- A co-defendant of suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been released from federal prison after completing a two-month sentence in the dogfighting conspiracy.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Friday that Tony Taylor was released Thursday from the federal prison work camp in Lewisburg, Penn.

He pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last July to one federal count of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of illegal gambling and to sponsor a dog in animal fighting.

Prosecutors said Taylor cooperated with the government in the case against Vick and two other men for their roles in operating Bad Newz Kennels.

Vick is serving a 23-month sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan.


Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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