Sentencing pushed back for former Plaquemines sheriff

Sentencing pushed back for former Plaquemines sheriff

Sentencing pushed back for former Plaquemines sheriff

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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 24 at 9:20 PM

Paul Murphy / Eyewitness News
Email: pmurphy@wwltv.com | Twitter: @pmurphywwl

NEW ORLEANS -- Former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle will now have to wait a little longer to learn his punishment for public corruption.

Monday, Federal Judge Sarah Vance moved his June 26 sentencing date to July 3 because of a "conflict with the Court's calendar."

The ex-lawman faces up to five years in prison.

In November 2011, Hingle admitted to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribe payments in exchange for lucrative post-Katrina rebuilding contracts.

He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery in a deal with the government.

 

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