Updated: A sentencing hearing for former Assemblyman/Orange Mayor Mims Hackett will be postponed until October 21, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares made the scheduling change. Hackett was expected to be sentenced tomorrow.
Hackett faces eighteen to 24 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. He was arrested in September 2007 as part of a sweep that also included Assembly Deputy Speaker Alfred Steele, Passaic Mayor Sammy Rivera, and others.