A Tahlequah attorney was granted a year-long deferred judgment and ordered to pay restitution after pleading no contest to obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check and postponement of payment due for labor.

William P. Willis Jr., 58, entered his plea last month, and his sentencing was passed until July 8.

If restitution was paid by that time, the case was to be dismissed on Willis’s payment of court costs.

Court records filed Wednesday state Willis was fined $200, ordered to pay a $70 victim compensation assessment and restitution of $929.28.

An order was also filed granting Willis time to pay restitution and requiring his appearance for non-payment.

Willis was charged Dec. 3, 2008, with the offenses after an investigation by the Delaware County district attorney’s office.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas P. Lelecas prosecuted the case.

The local district attorney’s office recused from the case causing the need for the appointment of a special prosecutor.


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