Sentencing of former supervisor for bribery delayed
Published: December 16,2011
JACKSON — Sentencing for former Holmes County Supervisor Larry Dennis has been delayed because of disagreement over how much money was lost when he was bribed a year ago.
When Dennis arrived in federal court in Jackson yesterday, he was facing a maximum 37 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines for pleading guilty.
But a federal prosecutor argued to U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. that Dennis should face a longer sentence because the loss amount should be based on more than the $7,000 bribe Dennis accepted.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Barbour must decide which amount will be used. He delayed Dennis’ sentencing hearing until Jan. 6 to give Dennis’ attorney, Ed. Blackmon Jr., time to prepare arguments against Hurst’s position.
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