DETROIT, May 25 (UPI) -- Detroit-area political consultant Sam Riddle surrendered to federal marshals Tuesday, a few hours after a judge revoked his bail, authorities said.
Riddle faces up to two years in prison in Michigan for felonious assault and weapons possession, and 37 months in federal prison for corruption, The Detroit News reported. He pleaded guilty to the federal charge last week and is scheduled to be sentenced in August.
On his Facebook page, Riddle promised updates "from the cell."
"It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, and it's a great day to go to jail," Riddle said at the federal courthouse, adding "God bless America" at the moment he surrendered.
Riddle's lawyer filed the motion asking for bail revocation, WJBK-TV, Detroit, reported. Riddle is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday on state charge, and the maneuver increases his chances of doing time on all charges in the federal system, the newspaper said.
Riddle pleaded guilty last week to taking a bribe from a pawnshop seeking to relocate in Southfield, Mich. Former state Rep. Mary Waters, his ex-girlfriend, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
A jury convicted Riddle of assaulting Waters.