DETROIT, May 26 (UPI) -- Sentencing for Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle in his domestic assault case was postponed Wednesday after authorities failed to get him to court.
Riddle, 63, had turned himself in to U.S. marshals Tuesday after pleading guilty last Thursday to a federal corruption charge. He was placed in the St. Clair jail and authorities there failed to get him to the Wayne County court for his sentencing in his conviction for pulling a shotgun on his girlfriend last December, The Detroit News reported.
Riddle will now be sentenced Thursday on the domestic case, which involved former state Rep. Mary Waters, the newspaper said. He is expected to be given a two-year prison term.
He is expected to be given about three years in prison when sentenced on the federal corruption conviction in August.
Riddle hopes to serve both his state and federal time in a federal prison, the News said.