The former Florida-based investment banker Kevin McCarty reported to prison Tuesday and began serving an eight-month term for failing to report his wife’s corrupt activities while she was a Palm Beach County commissioner.

Mary McCarty, who will be sentenced in federal court June 4, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to deprive constituents of her honest services, including using her influence to steer bond business to her husband while he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. and Raymond James & Associates Inc. No charges have been brought against the investment banks.

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