Bolton sentencing postponed

Bolton sentencing postponed
Charles and Linda Bolton (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Due to time restraints in court, the sentencing of Charles and Linda Bolton has been continued to Jan. 18, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The Bolton sentencing was originally scheduled for the morning of Dec. 19, but was pushed back to later that day due to delays in the sentencing of Artie Fletcher. Further delays in the sentencing of Rev. Kenneth Fairley caused the continuation of the sentencing to January.

The Boltons were indicted March 23, 2016 each on 10 counts of tax evasion and filing false tax returns.

Charles Bolton was convicted on four counts of tax evasion, not guilty on one count of tax evasion and guilty on all five counts related to filing a false tax return.

Linda Bolton was convicted on five counts of filing a false tax return and not guilty on one count of tax evasion, with a "no verdict" being reached on the remaining four.