LOS ANGELES (2UG) – Ex-USC Dean Marilyn Flynn has had her sentencing continued until next month.
Flynn was due to be sentenced on June 26 but according to court records “good cause” has been shown to continue that date to July 24.
This is the second time her sentencing has been pushed back, which was originally scheduled for March 20.
Flynn faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend she satisfy her custodial term by way of home confinement and have agreed to seek a fine against her of no more than $150,000.
Flynn pleaded guilty in September 2022 to a federal bribery charge in a political corruption case, admitting she funneled $100,000 through the university on behalf of then-County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in hopes of earning his support for a lucrative social work contract.
According to her plea agreement, in 2018, Flynn was trying to get an amendment to a contract between the School of Social Work and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health involving services provided by USC Telehealth — a clinic with USC students providing online mental health and counseling services to county-referred clients.
Prosecutors said the social work school was facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit at the time.
Flynn’s co-defendant, Mark Ridley-Thomas, was found guilty of seven felonies: one count of conspiracy, one count of bribery, one count of honest services mail fraud, and four counts of honest services wire fraud on March 30.
Ridley-Thomas has since filed documents seeking an acquittal of the charges. His conviction ended his political career which spanned nearly three decades.