The fraud trial of Ted Suhl
, who once operated a large residential treatment facility for troubled youth near Pocahontas and community counseling facilities around the state, has been rescheduled for July 12 before federal Judge Billy Roy Wilson.
It had been scheduled Jan. 19, but both the defense and government asked for more time to prepare for trial.
Suhl faces a six-count indictment
related to allegations that he paid bribes to get inside information and assistance from the Department of Human Services
, which regulated his operations. The state cut off money to his businesses after the bribery allegations became known. Two people involved in the scheme, including a former state legislator, Steven Jones
, have pleaded guilty in the case. Their sentencing will be delayed until after Suhl's trial.