Gordon Fox’s sentence officially expires today

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is back home after his federal sentence officially expired on Wednesday.

The 56-year-old returned to Rhode Island in August after serving more than two years in Canaan federal prison in Waymart, Pennsylvania. He first reported to a halfway house in Pawtucket, but was moved to home confinement at his East Providence residence – where he lives with his husband, Marcus LaFond – in October.

Fox’s attorney, William Murphy, confirmed Fox was back home.

“His sentence officially ended today – he starts his supervised release,” Murphy said. “He’s looking forward to the next the chapter in his life.”

A request to interview Fox was denied.

In 2015, Fox pleaded guilty to accepting bribes while acting as vice-chairman of the Providence Board of Licenses. Charges included accepting $52,500 in bribes from the owners of Thayer Street restaurant Shark Bar and Grille in exchange for assistance in obtaining a liquor license in 2008.

Fox also confessed to utilizing more than $100,000 from his campaign accounts for personal use.

Tim White contributed to this report.