Blunt given deferred sentenceBISMARCK – Former workers’ compensation director Charles “Sandy” Blunt was given a deferred sentenced this afternoon for misusing funds at the agency.
By: Janell Cole, N.D. Captiol Bureau
BISMARCK – Former workers’ compensation director Charles “Sandy” Blunt was given a deferred sentenced this afternoon for misusing funds at the agency.
The judge ordered him to a two-year sentence with deferred imposition, meaning Blunt won’t spend time in prison if he meets terms of his release.
The sentence also calls for Blunt to pay a $2,000 fine, $750 in fees and perform 1,000 hours of community service.
He was not ordered to pay restitution.
South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick handed down the sentence as a result of Blunt’s conviction in December on one felony count of misapplication of entrusted property.
Blunt was executive director and CEO of Workforce Safety and Insurance from mid-2004 to December 2007, when he was forced out under pressure from Gov. John Hoeven.
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Cole works for Forum Communications Co., which owns The Jamestown Sun