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SENTENCING AGAIN DELAYED FOR LAWYER IN FALLS

The sentencing of Alan R. Golkin, a Niagara Falls lawyer who is accused of misappropriating thousands of dollars in clients' funds, was adjourned for a third time Tuesday in State Supreme Court while lawyers wrangled over just how much restitution Golkin will be able to make. An adjournment date has not yet been set.

Golkin, 52, has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree scheming to defraud, a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. He had originally also been charged with second-
degree larceny.

District Attorney Matthew J. Murphy III said the three victims involved are seeking $187,416 in restitution from Golkin.

Murphy said the investigation of Golkin took a year and a half and the plea deal was
accepted on Jan. 26.

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