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Former sheriff wins appeal in 4th Circuit

A former North Carolina sheriff will be resentenced for perjury after a ruling yesterday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to The Fayetteville Observer, former Robeson County sheriff Glenn Maynor pleaded guilty to lying to a grand jury and to allowing deputies to get paid for working at his home and at his election campaign’s golf tournament. He was sentenced to six years in prison, even though the suggested term for his crimes was 18 to 24 months.

The appeals court did not rule that the six-year sentence was too harsh, but said the U.S. District Court judge needed to explain more adequately why he imposed a sentence 300 percent greater than the highest suggested sentence.

By Sarah Rodriguez

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