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Trial for Arizona ex-lawmaker Renzi delayed until fall

A federal judge has delayed the trial of former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi on charges including public corruption, extortion insurance fraud and racketeering until fall.

U.S. District Judge David Bury reset the trial date to Sept. 22 for Renzi and three co-defendants, James Sandlin, Andrew Beardall and Dwayne Lequire.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a hearing this week to vacate a June 2 trial date, saying it was unrealistic because of several pending pretrial motions.

It becomes the fifth trial date set since an initial indictment in February 2008 named all but Lequire. He was added in a superseding 44-count indictment. Renzi was a three-term congressmen from Arizona’s 1st District but retired last year.

All four men have pleaded not guilty.

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