Moore gets holiday reprieve before surrendering to prison

By Linda Bentley | November 19, 2008

Kenneth MooreCAVE CREEK – After a jury found Former Stagecoach Village partner Kenneth Moore, 59, guilty of 36 counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to launder money, money laundering and income tax evasion, he was sentenced to 12.5 years in federal prison.

The court ordered Moore to self-surrender on Nov. 14 to begin serving his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Safford, Ariz.

However, on Nov. 11, his attorney filed a motion to extend his self surrender date, citing Moore’s mother is 79 years old and has suffered several heart problems, has a pacemaker, a stent in her left artery and is unlikely to survive his custody sentence.

The motion claims it is highly unlikely Moore’s mother will live another 10 or 12 years and once Moore goes into custody, he most likely will never see his mother alive as a free man, and probably will not be able to be present at her bedside when she dies nor attend her funeral.

Since the holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas were right around the corner, Moore asked the court for “the opportunity to spend this last holiday season with his mother, wife and children, before surrendering to serve his sentence and continue his self-surrender date to the second week in January.

On Nov. 13, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan granted Moore’s request and ordered him to surrender to the designated institution or to the U.S. Marshal by noon on Jan. 9, 2009.