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Former congressman Rick Renzi gets new sentencing date

In this March 5, 2008 file photo shows Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., right, facing a 35 count indictment, listens to his lead attorney Reid Weingarten after his arraignment, during a news conference at U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. Renzi pleaded not guilty in his initial court appearance. A jury has begun hearing testimony in the trial of former Congressman Rick Renzi in federal court in Tucson. The Arizona Republican is accused of siphoning money from clients of his insurance agency to pay for personal and political expenses. He's also accused of trying to engineer a land swap for personal gain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

FILE - In this March 5, 2008 file photo shows Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., right, facing a 35 count indictment, listens to his lead attorney Reid Weingarten after his arraignment, during a news conference at U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. Renzi pleaded not guilty in his initial court appearance. A jury has begun hearing testimony in the trial of former Congressman Rick Renzi in federal court in Tucson. The Arizona Republican is accused of siphoning money from clients of his insurance agency to pay for personal and political expenses. He's also accused of trying to engineer a land swap for personal gain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new sentencing date has been set for former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi for his convictions on charges that he used his office for personal financial gain and looted a family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign.

U.S. District Judge David Bury reset Renzi’s sentencing for Sept. 30.

Earlier this month, jurors found Renzi guilty on 17 of the 32 counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy, extortion, racketeering and money laundering.

He was accused of trying to engineer a land swap involving public and private land to benefit himself and a business partner.

Renzi also was accused of siphoning off $400,000 from his family insurance agency in Sonoita for his personal and political benefit.

Renzi represented Arizona’s sprawling 1st Congressional District from early 2003 until early 2009.

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