PARIS — A judge granted a 60-day postponement in the sentencing of Dawn Solomon, 42, of Harrison, who embezzled $4 million from the state’s MaineCare program, her attorney said Wednesday. 

Thimi Mina of the Portland law firm of McCloskey, Mina & Cunniff LLC said Wednesday afternoon that his request for a continuance has been granted by an Oxford County Superior Court judge.

“We moved for additional time for family reasons,” Mina said, because Solomon faces the “risk” of incarceration.

Solomon, of 90 Zakelo Road, pleaded guilty in December to defrauding the state of $4 million from MaineCare through her Living Independence Network Corp. in Norway. Solomon has overbilled the state for hours and expenses since January 2006, according to Michael Miller, director of the Attorney General’s Healthcare Crimes Unit.

Her plea to theft by deception, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, was in exchange for an eight-year prison sentence with all but 40 to 60 months suspended.

The deal also calls for four years of probation and up to $4 million restitution to the MaineCare program, Miller said in December.

Mina said he has not seen the judge’s order yet, but he expects the new sentencing date to be sometime in April or May.

“We’ll see what happens,” he said.

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