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Ex-W. Feliciana official wins sentencing delay

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Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:20 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 7:20 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: st. francisville, church, felony, theft, police juror, west feliciana, john cobb, wbrz

ST. FRANCISVILLE - Former West Feliciana Parish Police Juror John Cobb has won a sentencing delay on his conviction for three counts of felony theft.

Cobb appeared in state District Court Thursday with a new attorney.

State police accused the 54-year-old Cobb and six other people, including Cobb's wife, of misappropriating $80,000 that was supposed to be transferred from a defunct, tax-exempt organization, Feliciana Enrichment Center, to Cobb's church, Union Bethel Family Church in Weyanoke.

Cobb was represented by attorneys Angela Lockett and Keith Sanchez when a six-member jury convicted him on the theft counts in October.

His new attorneys asked to continue Thursday's sentencing to give them time to study a transcript of Cobb's trial.

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