The sentencing and restitution hearing for Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, has been postponed once more, at the request of Mr. Smith's defense attorney, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
The hearing was postponed until Feb. 10 at 9 a.m., for what Mr. Wagstaffe said is "hopefully the last time."
E. Gary Smith
The sentencing was originally set for Oct. 4.
In a plea bargain, Mr. Smith agreed to a maximum prison term of eight years and that the court could order payment of restitution to all victims and on all counts, including counts that were dismissed, prosecutors said.
According to prosecutors, the initial charges against Mr. Smith included 40 counts of identity theft, 20 counts of credit card fraud, and 19 counts of elder abuse in connection with losses of over $350,000.
Mr. Smith is out of custody on $350,000 bail.