Former Broussard aide asking for delay in sentencing

Former Broussard aide asking for delay in sentencing

Former Broussard aide asking for delay in sentencing

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Posted on April 27, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 27 at 8:00 AM

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JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — Attorneys for Tim Whitmer a former aide to ex-Jefferson Parish president Aaron Broussard are asking a judge to delay sentencing.

In exchange for his testimony, Whitmer pleaded guilty to only one federal count of misprision of a felony or hiding what he knew about Broussard and Parish attorney Tom Wilkinson's alleged payroll fraud.

Whitmer was set to testify against Broussard in May before being sentenced in June.  That timetable changed, however, when Broussard and Wilkinson's trial was delayed until October.

Lawyers are hoping to push Whitmer's sentencing until November.

If convicted, Whitmer faces up to three years in prison and a fine of as much as $250,000.

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