- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Justin Miller is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 11 on a fraud charge.

Miller was originally supposed to be sentenced last week but it was postponed after the judge disclosed a conflict of interest and the case was reassigned to a different judge.

Miller, a Democrat, acknowledged in October to taking about $24,000 in campaign money from his former boss, the mayor of Salt Lake County.

He was expected to receive probation, but the sentencing was pushed off after Judge Katie Bernards-Goodman disclosed that her husband works in the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office.

Prosecutors say McAdams’ campaign now believes about $50,000 was taken, which Miller disputes. Prosecutor Steven Major says they’re negotiating how much Miller will pay in restitution.

Miller resigned from Utah’s House of Representatives in October.


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