Ex-city manager asks for delay in sentencing for corruption
Published: May 5,2014
Tags: bench, city government, city manager, City of D'Iberville, corruption, court, crime, grant, justice, Keith Starrett, law, legal, Michael Janus, Ocean Expo, Scott Walker, sentencing, U.S. District Court
D’IBERVILLE — Former D’Iberville City Manager Michael Janus has asked to have his sentencing on federal corruption charges put off for 30 days.
Janus’ lawyer, Cliff Johnson, filed a motion for the delay Friday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors don’t oppose the delay in sentencing, which had been set for tomorrow.
Johnson wrote that Janus and prosecutors are discussing sentencing issues and need more time.
On April 28, U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett agreed to delay the sentencing of Janus’ business partner Scott Walker from tomorrow until July 23.
Janus pleaded guilty in February to one charge of defrauding the city of $180,000 in grant money by steering a 6 percent commission on a $3 million grant to a company Walker controlled. The grant was to help build the planned Ocean Expo.
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