March 03, 2010

Ortloff sentencing delayed for fourth time until July 13 2010

Former Assemblyman and New York Parole Commissioner Chris Ortloff's sentencing on child sex charges has been delayed for a fourth time.

Ortloff's sentencing, scheduled this time for March 8, has been pushed back until 11 a.m. on July 13 in Albany, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Spina said Monday. Ortloff remains in jail, however.

"The defense filed a memorandum requesting the adjournment, citing the need for additional time to respond to issues in the pre-sentencing investigation report and to provide the court with additional materials relevant to sentencing," Spina said.

The defense sent the letter to Judge Thomas J. McAvoy on Monday, Feb. 22, and he granted the four-month delay a day or two later. Spina said the number of delays is unusual, and he thinks this will be the last one.

"I don't think the judge is going to entertain any more requests," Spina said.

Full story:
Ortloff sentencing delayed 4th time (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 2 2010)
Ortloff sentencing pushed back again (Times Union Blog, March 1 2010) has the full text of the request for the delay in sentencing.
Ortloff sentencing delayed again (Press Republican, February 27 2010)