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A former state senator currently serving time on racketeering charges could be released from federal prison as early as February, according to his son.

Thomas L. Bromwell (D-Dist. 8) pleaded guilty in 2007 to racketeering conspiracy and filing a false tax return. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in November 2007 and currently is scheduled to be released next August, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Bromwell’s son, Del. Eric M. Bromwell (D-Dist. 8) of Perry Hall, told The Gazette on Thursday that his father could be released in February, as first reported by Patch.com.

“That’s the word that’s been circulating around,” Eric M. Bromwell said.

Thomas Bromwell and his wife, Mary Patricia Bromwell, were implicated in a fraud scheme in which Bromwell’s official influence was traded for money and benefits from the Poole and Kent Corp., according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mary Bromwell pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and served a year and a day in prison.

Thomas Bromwell, who served in the General Assembly for 23 years and sat on the Senate Finance Committee, is serving his time at the Federal Correction Institution in Morgantown, W.Va.

dleaderman@gazette.net