Dr. Roy S Shelburne and dental student (VCU) son Ross
A June 2 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the federal statute for money laundering is the latest in a string of delays â€“ ranging from a late-arriving transcript of the trial, to the defense attorneyâ€™s computer crashing at the 11th hour â€“ to push back the sentencing.
On Monday, Judge James P. Jones of the U.S. Western District of Virginia said the high courtâ€™s split decision in United States v. Santos â€œmay be significantâ€ in sentencing Shelburne.
Jones called the decision â€œcomplicated,â€ and â€œsomething I need to study further.â€
It is unclear what if any bearing the high courtâ€™s decision will have on the sentencing.
Shelburne was convicted on March 6 of racketeering, health care fraud and money laundering, and faces up to 120 years in prison and a $1.25 million fine.
Dr. Roy Shelburne remains on bail pending sentencing and continues to practice dentistry but on a “dramtically reduced” level.
The judge in the case did not set a trial date for sentencing on Monday. The defense hopes to argue for a new trial at the sentencing hearing.