Next in McGuiness saga: Sentencing

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State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. (Charlie Megginson/Delaware LIVE)

A sentencing date has been set in the case of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness

In July, McGuiness was found guilty on charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge.

She will be sentenced on the conflict of interest and official misconduct charges Wednesday, Oct. 19. 

McGuiness sought re-election despite her legal woes, but was unsuccessful. Attorney and accountant Lydia York defeated McGuiness in a landslide, taking more than 70% of the vote.

“While our re-election campaign ends, please know how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to serve the people of our state, even under the most challenging of circumstances,” McGuiness said in a press statement Sunday.

“I look forward to the days ahead and more time spent towards the important work of further clearing my name from the falsehoods and attacks which have come relentlessly over the last year.”

After sentencing, McGuiness has said she plans to appeal her convictions to the Delaware Supreme Court. 

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