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Long Beach City Councilman Michael Fagen to be sentenced Wednesday

Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen. (Feb. 6, 2012)

Long Beach Councilman Michael Fagen. (Feb. 6, 2012) Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Former Long Beach City Councilman Michael Fagen, who faces up to 4 years in prison in a larceny case, will appear at District Court in Nassau County on Wednesday for sentencing.

He was convicted in February. Justice Meryl Berkowitz on Friday scheduled Fagen’s sentencing.

Fagen was removed from the Long Beach City Council after being convicted of petty larceny and 18 counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Fagen illegally collected more than $15,000 in unemployment checks in 2010 while he was serving on the City Council, a Nassau jury decided.

Fagen was originally scheduled to be sentenced on April 8, but Berkowitz had not reviewed all of Fagen’s parole reports, and sentencing was pushed back, said Fagen’s attorney, Marc Gann of Mineola.

Jurors were split on the top charge against Fagen, which was grand larceny.

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