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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Sentencing for former sheriff convicted in August for mistreating prisoners rescheduled for March

A federal judge ruled Monday that former Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen will be sentenced at 9 a.m. March 10 in Fayetteville on this conviction on two federal counts of deprivation of rights under color of law;

The sentencing was rescheduled after Boen's attorney tested positive for covid-19 and said the ongoing symptoms of the virus has hampered his efforts to prepare for the hearing. Also, restrictions to entry in the courthouse for those with Covid-19 exposure has been implemented.

Bien was found guilty in August of using excessive force resulting in injuries on jail prisoners in 2018,

According to the federal sentencing guidelines, Boen could face as much as 20 years in federal prison and additional fines.

Boen remaines jailed in the Okmulgee County jail awaiting sentencing.

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