Pocklington, 71, was given until Dec. 9 to report to prison, giving him time to recover from colon reconstruction surgery scheduled in November. Until then, he will be under house arrest as well and must wear an ankle bracelet.
- Peter Pocklington again may face jail time in California
Pocklington was ordered to surrender his passport and remain in the southern California area. His probation was also extended by two years.
The U.S district attorney had asked for nine months in prison, while Pocklington sought to avoid jail altogether so he could continue to care for his wife, who has serious heart problems.
The judge said the couple's children could care for their mother.
Earlier this week, a judge in Riverside east of Los Angeles ruled Pocklington violated probation by submitting an inaccurate monthly income report, a task he was ordered to complete after he was convicted for perjury.