Sentencing delayed for former Spring Valley trustee

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SPRING VALLEY -

Sentencing was delayed for a former Spring Valley trustee Monday who was found guilty on corruption charges.

County Court Judge Kevin Russo was expected to rule on whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Vilair Fonvil, but the judge agreed to delay the hearing.

Fonvil now has to wait until Sept. 10 to find out if he's going to prison.

The former Spring Valley grustee was found guilty of stealing $11,000 from a summer day camp program.

His new attorney, Charles Holster, asked the judge to delay the sentencing and reconsider his decision to convict Fonvil.

Holster says his legal papers only arrived to the court Monday morning.

Fonvil was convicted back in November on corruption charges. His co-defendant, Jermika Depas, who helped run the camp, was acquitted by the judge.

News 12 asked Fonvil if he feels confident about the judge's decision come September.

"I have no feeling at all. I mean after this case I will have a lot to say, but now, I'm not going to say anything,” says Fonvil.

Fonvil faces up to 15 years in prison.

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