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Sentencing for Hingle, Bennett delayed

Jiff Hingle (File) Jiff Hingle (File)
Aaron Bennett (File) Aaron Bennett (File)

Sentencing for former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle has been delayed again.

Judge Sarah Vance moved Hingle's sentencing date from June 27 to October 3, an apparent sign that Hingle is still cooperating with federal authorities.

Businessman Aaron Bennett also had his sentencing moved.  Bennett was supposed to be sentenced the same day as Hingle.  Now, he will learn his prison time on October 31.

Bennett and Hingle both pleaded guilty in federal court to a kickback scheme.  Hingle also pleaded guilty to improperly spending campaign funds.

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