josephus eggelletion arrest photo  web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH – Former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion Jr. was sentenced on Friday, March 12 to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to money laundering conspiracy charges, according to South Florida Times news partner NBC 6.

The sentence was handed down in a federal court in West Palm Beach, and includes a $10,000 fine.

Eggelletion, 60, was suspended in October after he was charged with conspiring to help launder more than $900,000 through a Bahamas bank account from what undercover FBI agents told him was an investment fraud scheme.

Eggelletion must begin serving his time by 2 p.m. on May 3, according to news reports.

Pictured above is Josephus Eggelletion Jr.