Brian Jagger sentencing delayed again

By: Journal Staff Report
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AUBURN CA - A former Placer County election campaign aide’s sentencing on a wire-fraud charge related to missing election funds has been pushed back to April 30. Brian Jagger, 32, of Roseville, pleaded guilty last summer in U.S. District Court on the single wire-fraud charge and was initially scheduled for sentencing Oct. 24. But sentencing was delayed twice before he was granted a new motion to put off the hearing from Feb. 21 to April 30. Judge William Schubb granted the latest delay because more time is being used to gather more evidence for the defense to turn over to probation officials. Court records show Jagger’s plea agreement included a pledge to pay more than $20,000 in restitution to three Placer County political campaigns he worked for in 2010 and fraudulently obtained money from. District Attorney Scott Owens, Supervisor Kirk Uhler and Auditor Controller Kathy Martinis were named as victims in the case. Jagger’s contract to work as Uhler’s district aide was not renewed shortly after his arrest. The charge Jagger pleaded guilty to has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. – Gus Thomson