Justice Delayed

— The repeatedly postponed sentencing of William Robert Bradley, the Metabolife millionaire and onetime business partner of San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders in a failed high-tech licensing venture, has been put off once again. This time, according to a court filing made last month by Bradley's attorney and federal prosecutors, more time is needed for defense lawyers to look over new evidence prosecutors have introduced regarding Bradley's alleged crimes. The once high-flying Bradley, brought down in the crash of the diet pill empire he helped create, copped a plea to income tax evasion charges back in October of last year. After several false starts, sentencing is now set for September 21. ... Meanwhile, another high-profile white-collar criminal defendant with links to San Diego city hall has also had his sentencing delayed. Michael Galardi, the Cheetahs strip-club owner who turned state's evidence after the feds nailed him in the city council influence-peddling scandal, is to be sentenced this November 20 instead of September 25, as previously set. The reason, according to an August 16 stipulation between Galardi's attorneys and the government, is that Galardi is helping prosecutors in the upcoming September 18 trial in Las Vegas of Lance Malone, the former Galardi lobbyist who was found guilty of fraud, extortion, and conspiracy in the city council case here and is accused of doing much the same things with Nevada officials. "Additional time is necessary for the defendant to continue to cooperate, and then for the Government, following the defendant's cooperation, to be able to fully apprise the Court as to the extent of the defendant's cooperation."

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