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Black Sentencing Scheduled

A federal court has rescheduled the sentencing of former House Speaker Jim Black for July 11th.

Black's sentencing on one count of accepting thousands of
dollars in cash from chiropractors while promoting their industry's
agenda had been delayed.

That happened when Black's attorney asked U-S District Judge
James Dever to step aside from the case. Dever announced last week that he would recuse himself. The court then assigned the sentencing to U-S District Judge Terrence Boyle.

Black, a Democrat from Mecklenburg County, faces up to a maximum
of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine after
pleading guilty in February to one count of accepting things of
value in connection with the business of state government.


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