- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The sentencing of former state Sen. Tommy Robertson for embezzling $379,000 has been delayed.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1mVGWlO ) Special Judge Richard McKenzie was scheduled to sentence Robertson on Tuesday, but the hearing was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

No new sentencing date has been set.

Robertson, who served in the Senate from 1992 through 2007, pleaded guilty in December to one of five charges of embezzlement. He was accused of stealing $484,000 in April 2013 from a construction loan that Singing River Federal Credit Union extended to a couple building a house. At the time, Robertson served as the credit union’s attorney and held the funds in a trust.

District Attorney Tony Lawrence has said Robertson has paid back some of the money he took.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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