Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sentencing Postponed until Sept. for Embezzler of $13 Million

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sentencing Postponed until Sept. for Embezzler of $13 Million

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A woman who carried out the largest embezzlement scheme ever uncovered in this part of the state was supposed to be sentenced Friday, but in an unusual move the sentencing has been pushed back until September because the U.S. attorney says it has received new information about her.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer signed an order Friday saying Cynthia Mills, 56, who embezzled $13 million from Matthews International, will now be sentenced Sept. 28.

Last-minute motions to postpone sentencings are not uncommon from the defense, but rare from federal prosecutors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shardul Desai said in his motion that the government this week received information about Ms. Mills that will affect her sentence but that prosecutors need more time to review it. The information is not specified and the U. …

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