Ex-Greensboro businessman convicted of fraud wins 30-day delay for new lawyer search

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Stan Kowalewski (Image via the Greensboro News & Record)

A federal judge delayed the sentencing Thursday of former Greensboro financial adviser Stan Kowalewski, giving the ex-basketball coach at several Triad high schools 30 days to find a new lawyer.

The decision followed a falling-out last week between Kowalewski and his two public defenders as the original date for his securities-fraud sentencing approached. That sentencing had been scheduled for Feb. 18, in Atlanta.

But Kowalewski’s taxpayer-funded legal team filed a motion late last week seeking to withdraw and delay the sentencing so that Kowalewski’s new lawyer could get up to speed.

“The sentencing is continued,” U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled in Thursday’s order. “The defendant requested 30 days within which to seek to retain private counsel to represent him. The request is granted.”

Read more: Greensboro News & Record