Sanford’s sentencing is postponed till Jan. 17

The sentencing date for Bruce Sanford, former highway superintendent charged with first degree larceny, was postponed until Jan. 17.

The original court date was for Wednesday, Dec. 19, but due to the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 14, the court date was rescheduled because State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky was involved in the investigation of the shooting, according to Mr. Sanford’s lawyer, Michael Corsello.

In September, Mr. Sanford plead guilty to allegedly using town funds of more than $21,000 to order parts and other items for his own personal use over a four-year period.

The offense is punishable up to 20 years in jail but Mr. Sanford could face jail time from zero to six months, said Mr. Corsello in September.

Mr. Sanford could face up to five years probation, but could fight for less time, said Mr. Sedensky in September.

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