- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of the former treasurer of the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Steven Thomas was convicted of theft. He was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in New Haven, but a judge rescheduled it for Feb. 26 at the request of his attorney. Thomas pleaded guilty last year to theft from an Indian tribal organization by misapplying $177,603 for his personal benefit by falsifying time cards.

His attorney, Richard Reeve, said the charge was related to cards he submitted inflating the hours he worked in 2007 when he was assistant director of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s natural resources department.

Under the plea agreement, Thomas must pay try the tribe full restitution. Sentencing guidelines call for 12 to 18 months in prison.

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