Photo via [Public Domain] Wikimedia Commons
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Updated at 1:47 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2014

A re-sentencing hearing scheduled Monday for a former treasurer of South Gate, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2006 for illegal conduct involving city contracts, was delayed until Feb. 23.

In April 2013, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Albert T. Robles’ convictions for public corruption and money laundering but let stand five counts of bribery.

Prosecutors are asking U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson to re- sentence Robles to the original 10-year prison term. Defense attorney David Kaloyanides is recommending a sentence of time served.

Most of the convictions were tossed as a result of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the scope of a federal corruption law. The high court said the law could not be used to prosecute people for failure to disclose conflicts of interest.

Robles, now 49, was elected South Gate treasurer in 1997 and reelected in 2001. He had previously served as mayor and as a City Council member.

Robles was released from federal prison, following the appeal, after serving seven years, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

—City News Service

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