Medford sentencing date set

A federal judge is scheduled to announce the prison sentence of former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford on Oct. 6, despite a last-minute request from Medford’s attorney that the sentencing be delayed.

The sentencing will close another chapter in the Medford case, which began last December with his arrest on federal charges related to his role in an illegal gambling operation. A jury found Medford and a former deputy guilty after an 11-day trial that laid out their involvement in a multi-million dollar gambling operation in Western North Carolina that stands as one of Buncombe County’s biggest public corruption cases.

Click here to read the motion filed by Medford’s attorneys requesting a delay in sentencing due to Medford’s deteriorating health.

Click here to read the federal judge’s order declaring that Medford would be sentenced Oct. 6.

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