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Thomas Ravenel under house arrest in Charleston

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Former South Carolina treasurer Thomas Ravenel will get to spend the final two months of his prison sentence on a cocaine charge at his Charleston home.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Felicia Ponce says Ravenel was released from a halfway house to home arrest.

Officials say Ravenel will have to keep a job and remain at his home.

The 46-year-old real estate developer was indicted in 2007, six months after he was elected treasurer.

He admitted buying cocaine for his own use and to share with his friends.

The stunning developments brought the Republican's fast-rising political career crashing down.

Ravenel's 10-month prison sentence on the conspiracy to distribute cocaine charge is scheduled to end on March 27.

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