Sentencing for former 2-year college head delayed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The sentencing hearing for former head of the Alabama two-year college system Roy Johnson has been postponed.

Johnson was set to be sentenced on multiple federal criminal charges July 1. But the U.S. District Court in Birmingham on Friday rescheduled the hearing for Nov. 20.

Johnson was fired in 2006 as allegations of nepotism and corruption swirled. Johnson pleaded guilty in March 2008 to 15 federal charges, including bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery and money laundering.

As part of his plea agreement, the former chancellor agreed to help prosecutors in the long-running investigation of the scandal-plagued system.

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