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Jaques sentencing rescheduled

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Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2014 3:28 am

ELIZABETHTOWN — Sentencing for Lawrence Jaques, set for this morning in Essex County Court, is now scheduled for 2:30 p.m. next Thursday.

The former Keene town councilman pleaded guilty in June to one count of second-degree grand larceny, a felony, to satisfy all charges.

A life-long resident of Keene, Jaques was to appear with special prosecutor Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan.

The plea agreement requires him to repay former employer Torrance Construction Inc. of North Elba a total of $717,822.86.

Restitution is purported to satisfy large sums of money Jaques admitted stealing, along with “transactions” he made through his employer’s account.

In June, Hogan told the Press-Republican that Jaques listed in court what he bought for himself through Torrance accounts. 

He ordered the items from the company, but had them shipped to his residence at 200 Schaefer Road in Keene, the prosecutor said.

Big ticket purchases included a refrigerator, a washer/drier, a trailer, cameras and parts for his Model A antique car.

Jaques has been held in Essex County Jail since his arrest in December 2012, more than 18 months ago.

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