- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An attorney for Peter Hoffman, the Hollywood producer convicted this spring of cheating Louisiana’s film tax credit program, has asked a federal judge to delay Hoffman’s sentencing scheduled for August, saying his client recently suffered a heart attack.

The New Orleans Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1IiWSSK) the attorney, Lance Unglesby, told U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in a court filing Tuesday that Hoffman underwent triple bypass surgery on May 27, about a month after he was found guilty of conspiracy and several counts of mail and wire fraud.

A federal jury in New Orleans also convicted Hoffman’s wife, Susan, and New Orleans attorney in a scheme to inflate the costs of a multimillion-dollar renovation project in which a dilapidated mansion would become a post-production studio.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, https://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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