Sentence Postponed

The ending that many were hoping for will have to wait.

Judge John Hall delayed sentencing for former Whitehall Town Clerk Janet Jillson on Friday, May 15, citing the lack of a Pre-Sentencing Investigation Report.

 

 


“We will have to adjourn this for a little while,” Hall said to Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright and Jillson’s attorney, Lawrence Elmen.

 

“She was really hoping to get this behind her today,” said Elmen after the Washington County Superior Court session. “For technical reasons, we can’t do it.”

 

Instead, the sentencing will now take place on Friday, June 26, at 3 p.m. in Fort Edward.

 

Both Kortright and Elmen said that Jillson has been doing what she was asked to by Hall since she pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny, which included community service through the county’s Alternative Sentencing Program.

 

“She has been doing her service and it is all completed and documented,” said Kortright. “She has been working with Our Lady of Hope and at the Whitehall United Methodist Church.”

 

“She did her community service plus,” said Elmen. “She continues to volunteer at the food pantry.”

 

Jillson pleaded to the count of grand larceny on Dec. 5, 2008, stating that she did steal town money while she was serving as the town clerk. When the investigation started in December of 2007, Jillson had already repaid the town for the money she had taken, having paid part of the amount back while she was still acting as town clerk.

 

“That goes a long way towards a good result here,” said Hall at the Dec. 5 arraignment.

 

“This will cover any charges from 2003 until 2007, when Miss Jillson was in the elected position as town clerk in the town of Whitehall,” said Elmen when Jillson was arraigned. “Basically, come money would come out, and some would go back in. I don’t want to say that she used it as a convenient slush fund; there just came a time when she made a bad decision.”

 

On June 26, Jillson could be sentenced to as many as six months in jail and five years probation.

 

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