(Las Vegas Review-Journal) Former power broker Harvey Whittemore was ordered Thursday to surrender to federal prison authorities on Aug. 6.

Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in a six-page decision granted the request of federal prosecutors to reverse his order allowing Whittemore to remain free while he appeals his conviction for breaking campaign laws.

Whittemore was convicted last year of unlawfully funneling more than $133,000 in contributions to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. Hicks later sentenced Whittemore to two years in prison.

In his ruling Thursday, Hicks said prosecutors had met their burden for the reconsideration and that there was no longer any reason to allow Whittemore to remain free.

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