Doug Dowie is the former Daily News managing editor who went to federal prison in 2011 for his conviction on charges arising from the overcharging of the Department of Water and Power for PR work back during the Hahn Administration at City Hall. At the time, Dowie ran the Los Angeles office of public relations giant Fleishman-Hillard and was close to the Hahn team. An LA Observed source heard recently that Dowie had moved to a halfway house, and to confirm checked the federal prisoner locater. The database now locates Dowie at a community address in San Pedro. He had been serving a 42-month term, at least some of the time at the Taft Correctional Institution in Kern County, with an expected release date of February 2014.