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Sentencing Delayed for Ex-House Speaker

Posted May 1, 2007

— The sentencing phase for former House Speaker Jim Black has been delayed.

Black's sentencing will now take place on May 18, instead of May 14.

Earlier this year, Black was found guilty of a public corruption charge.


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  • Tax Man May 1, 2007

    Mr. Black deserves the most stringent sentence available. He has defrauded the citizens of NC and he has stolen from us. He has no conscience and fails to admit his wrongdoings. He deserves to never be permitted to have anything to do with NC politics - EVER. And he deserves many long years in prison for his nefarious crimes. Once the Feds sentence him, he needs the State of NC to prosecute him and add their sentence on top of the Federal sentence. Life without possibility of parole is too short for Mr. Black. He is the most evil person I am aware of in the history of this fine state.

  • GWALLY May 1, 2007

    bye, bye, Jim!!!

  • ladyblue May 1, 2007

    Isn't it nice to be able to tell the judge when you want to be sentenced. Most time you go to court when the judge says so and mostly when you're found guilty you go to jail. Not able to go home and go back when you want to, and get a delay to the time already assigned. Power Rules

  • chickenwire May 1, 2007

    lock him up, throw away the key!!!!!!!!