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Norfolk City Treasurer to be sentenced for public corruption and perjury

Posted: 7:46 AM, Apr 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-17 11:43:25-04
Norfolk City Treasurer to be sentenced for public corruption and perjury

NORFOLK, Va. - A federal judge is set to sentence suspended Norfolk City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot Monday morning.

In December, a jury found Burfoot guilty of six of the eight charges he was facing for public corruption and perjury. He was facing 4 perjury charges but only found guilty of two of those charges.

Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17.5 years. However, a court filing states that Burfoot’s attorney is asking he serve no more than two years.

Burfoot's attorney also filed new motions in hopes of getting him a new trial - citing newly discovered evidence.

Sentencing is scheduled for 11 a.m.

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