NEW YORK -- The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here has scheduled a resentencing hearing Oct.26 for Stew Leonard, founder of two high-volume Connecticut supermarkets that bear his name.
rd pleaded guilty in July 1993 to conspiracy to defraud the federal government in the collection of income taxes following charges that he and two others had skimmed more than $17 million from receipts of the Stew Leonard's Dairy Store in Norwalk, Conn., over a 10-year period. Leonard, who has been serving a prison sentence in McKean, the federal correctional institution in Bradford, Pa., is expected to be present at the resentencing but will be returned to prison when the hearing is over, according to Kurt Zimmerman, Leonard's attorney.
Leonard has served 10 months of a 52-month prison term. Besides the prison sentence, he was ordered to pay $850,000 in fines, plus the costs of his imprisonment at $1,740 a month and the cost of a three-year supervised release when his prison term is up, plus community service after his release.