Mon. 10 p.m.: Sentencing for ex-auditor reset

YOUNGSTOWN — Sentencing for the former Warren city auditor, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been reset for 3 p.m. Oct. 11 by federal Judge Benita Y. Pearson.

Anthony J. Natale, 37, could receive up to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty in June to one count of conveying false information related to the use of a weapons of mass destruction.

The federal conviction cost Natale his job as auditor less than six months into his four-year term.

Natale’s attorney, J. Gerald Ingram, filed a motion Monday asking Pearson to reschedule sentencing because his client had begun receiving treatment at PsyCare. Ingram told the judge he has not been able to obtain additional medical records regarding the new program.

“A short continuance of the sentencing hearing would enable the defense to obtain additional medical records regarding (Natale’s) psychological course treatment,” Ingram wrote.

Natale had pleaded guilty after prosecutors said their case would have presented scientific evidence linking Natale’s DNA to the envelope in which the powder was mailed to his former employer in Youngstown four days after Natale was fired in October 2014.

Read the full story in the Tuesday Tribune Chronicle.