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Sentencing delayed in Bates corruption case

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  • Charles C. Primas
    Sentencing delayed in Bates corruption case http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070302/NEWS01/703020320/10 03 The sentencing of two people
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      Sentencing delayed in Bates corruption case

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      The sentencing of two people charged in the City Hall corruption case of ex-
      Councilman Alonzo Bates was postponed Thursday. Britni Barber and Verenda
      Arnold are scheduled to be sentenced March 28 in U.S. District Court.

      Barber, the 26-year-old daughter of Bates' ex-girlfriend, was on the payroll
      as a legislative assistant while attending graduate school in New York,
      authorities said. She was charged with receiving $31,920 in pay for work she
      did not do. Barber of Atlanta pleaded guilty in August to theft of city
      property under $1,000.

      Arnold, 48, of Detroit -- Bates' former girlfriend and the mother of his
      13-year-old son -- pleaded guilty in August to theft of government property.
      She was accused of collecting $42,825 as Bates' legislative assistant, even
      though she did almost no work for the city.

      A federal jury found Bates guilty of four felony counts of theft from the
      city for putting people on the city payroll without requiring them to work
      for the city. He is to be sentenced Wednesday.

      Compiled by Marisol Bello, Ben Schmitt and other Free Press staff.




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