Hackett sentencing set for Oct. 1

Originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15, the sentencing of former Orange Mayor Mims Hackett has been re-scheduled for Oct. 1, according to Michael Drewniak, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

One of 11 public officialsnetted last year in a statewide federal corruption probe, Hackett in May pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted extortion.

Hackett also served as assemblyman in the 27th District, a post he resigned after his arrest last fall. Hackett sentencing set for Oct. 1