Schenectady County

Dare sentencing postponed again

The sentencing of the former head of the Urban League of Northeastern New York scheduled for this mo
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The sentencing of the former head of the Urban League of Northeastern New York scheduled for this morning in federal court was postponed.

Aaron Dare, 39, of Albany, will now be sentenced May 14 by Senior Judge Lawrence E. Kahn.

Dare’s sentencing has been postponed several times since he pleaded guilty in November 2006 to fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from more than $8 million in federal loans used in a scheme to obtain financing for housing projects.

Dare was released from jail in mid-December because of serious health problems. He has heart problems including congestive heart failure. Kahn ruled that he could recover at home under house arrest.

Dare was also indicted in September 2007 on state charges of second-degree forgery and offering a false instrument after he allegedly filed a false property deed with Albany County for a South End home. Dare’s attorney has filed motions to have the state charges dismissed.

Kahn also ruled today that a sentencing memo is due by Friday and the government’s memo in the case is due May 2.

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