Douglas sentencing pushed to January

Sentencing in the federal case against Corbin Douglas Sr., scheduled for Wednesday, was adjourned until January.

Douglas, 22, was found guilty during a jury trial in August of nine federal drug charges, including the distribution of morphine and hydromorphone resulting in the death of his toddler son in February 2005.

He was acquitted of murder and manslaughter during a state trial in Otsego County in late 2005.

After the federal trial, Douglas requested his court-appointed public defenders, Paul Evangelista and Timothy Austin, be dismissed. He is now represented by William Sellers IV.

Sentencing was set for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Binghamton. Douglas, who faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life, continues to be held without bail in Broome County jail.

Grand larceny case in Schoharie dismissed

COBLESKILL _ A grand larceny charge against a woman in Schoharie County was tossed by Schoharie County Judge George R. Bartlett III last week.

Bartlett dismissed an indictment for third-degree grand larceny against Tracey Yavorski-Norfolk, who had been charged for allegedly stealing $4,950 from her business partner, Frank Cassesse. The two operated Putters' Pub at the Stamford Golf Club.

In Bartlett's decision, the judge said that because the two were partners with an equal right of possession in the business, Yavorski-Norfolk could not be charged with a crime related to taking money from the business.

Cassesse has the right to pursue the matter in civil court, Bartlett said in his decision.

Yavorksi-Norfolk was represented by Michael Jacobs.

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