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Ex-Chelsea official McLaughlin’s sentencing postponed

A federal judge Friday postponed sentencing of Michael E. McLaughlin, former Chelsea Housing Authority executive director, so that he can hold a hearing to determine whether McLaughlin should receive a longer prison term than the roughly one year recommended by prosecutors.

Douglas P. Woodlock seemed exasperated that prosecutors — who recommended a sentence “at the low end” of the 12- to 18-month sentencing guidelines — had not taken into account allegations of obstruction of justice or the fraud McLaughlin allegedly committed by collecting more than $500,000 in salary that he failed to report.

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