Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sentencing Delayed for Former State Representative

Former state Representative W. Keith Hall who was convicted of a federal bribery charge back in June, continues to remain free while awaiting sentencing. 

Hearings in the case have repeatedly been delayed, resulting in a sentencing date of February 11th

Now, Hall’s sentencing has been postponed again – this time until March 1st. U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell made that decision last week, following a request by the probation office. Caldwell’s order does not specify a reason for the delay. 

Hall was convicted of bribing a federal mine inspector to overlook violations at Hall’s mines. The conviction carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.