Former San Diego restaurateur Gina Champion-Cain, who was sentenced two months ago to 15 years in prison for her role in orchestrating a nearly $400 million Ponzi scheme, is now serving her time at a minimum security prison camp in Northern California.
Champion-Cain is incarcerated at the satellite prison camp adjacent to the Dublin Federal Correction Institution located in an East Bay suburb southeast of Oakland. She had specifically requested at her sentencing that she be sent to the Dublin facility, which U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns said he would recommend.
With a current population of nearly 800 inmates, 97 of whom are in the camp, Dublin has been the temporary home to other high-profile female inmates, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin, who served much shorter sentences for their participation in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
At her March 31 sentencing, Champion-Cain received the maximum penalty for the…