John Stodder, you may recall, reported to federal prison authorities last February to serve a term for his part in the Fleishman-Hillard episode of a few years ago. John has now served his inside time — a month in Kern County jail, two months at the federal prison in Taft and seven months at the Lompoc Satellite Camp — and just before Christmas was transferred to a halfway house in Los Angeles. He's now allowed to telecommute to the job held open for him at the Dolan Company, a Minneapolis-based publisher of business and legal newspapers, and is back on Facebook. If all goes well he'll switch over to home confinement at some point, then go off that and onto probation around March 19.
When John was at Taft, his former boss at Fleishman-Hillard's Los Angeles office, Doug Dowie, was there too. They didn't speak. Dowie remains at the feds' Taft Correctional Institution serving a 42-month term with a scheduled release date of February 2014.
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