01/19/2012 2:15PM

Alfortish, Romero sentencing pushed back to February


The sentencing dates for former Louisiana horsemen officials Sean Alfortish and Mona Romero have been continued to next month. Both had been scheduled for sentencing Thursday in a U.S. district court in New Orleans.

Alfortish, the former president of the Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, and Romero, its former executive director, were involved in an election-rigging case that dates back to 2008. Each pleaded guilty to charges that included conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identify fraud, according to the offices of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. Alfortish and Romero both face penalties of up to five years in prison and/or $250,000 in fines.

Alfortish is now scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 2. The new date for Romero is Feb. 3.