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Former Adelphia execs John and Tim Rigas report to North Carolina prison

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Former Adelphia Communications executives John and Timothy Rigas reported to the federal prison in Butner today. Adelphia founder John Rigas and his son Tim, the company's former chief financial officer, were convicted in 2004 on multiple charges of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud. The men had remained free while their appeals went through the courts. The pair had asked that they be allowed to serve their time together at a facility close to their homes in Pennsylvania. But the federal Bureau of Prisons sent them to the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, about 45 minutes northwest of Raleigh. A prison spokesman in Washington says the men were registered shortly after 10:30 this morning at the complex's low-security prison. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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