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Former Alabama chancellor's sentencing delayed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Sentencing has been delayed for the
former chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system.

The former official, Roy W. Johnson, pleaded guilty to 15 federal charges almost two years ago.

Johnson was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District
Court in Birmingham.

An order issued Friday postponed the hearing until April 27.

Matt Hart, an assistant U.S. attorney, said sentencing was delayed because Johnson is still cooperating in the prosecution of other cases.

Johnson pleaded guilty in March 2008 to 15 federal charges of
bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit money
laundering and witness tampering.

Earlier this month, Johnson was ordered to forfeit about $18.2
million and his home in Opelika.


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