FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Attorneys on both sides of the bribery case involving Attorney General Andy Beshear’s former deputy have asked that sentencing be postponed by about a month.
News outlets report the prosecutor handling the case, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew T. Boone, filed for the delay last week, citing a scheduling conflict Aug. 18.
The motion asks for a sentencing date in “mid-September,” saying the defendant also needs more time to prepare for the hearing.
Former Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge in April, admitting to using his influence as the state Personnel Cabinet secretary to steer contracts to a public relations firm in exchange for kickbacks. He also directed some of that money to Beshear’s 2015 campaign for attorney general.
Longmeyer was released until his sentencing.
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