U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson
on Monday denied a motion from attorneys for Ted Suhl
to allow the Northeast Arkansas businessman to remain free pending appeal.
Suhl's attorneys had argued
last week that there was a good chance Suhl's conviction
on corruption and bribery charges would be reversed by the Eighth Circuit.
Wilson's order was succinct. "I have ruled on each point raised by Defendant in previous orders, and I am satisfied that those rulings were correct," he wrote.
Suhl must report to prison on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was sentenced on October 27
to seven years in prison.