AEA FCU: Liddle Gets New Sentencing Date, Police Probe Stabbing Claim
After meeting a noon deadline Tuesday set by a judge who ordered documentation confirming William Liddle’s reported stabbing, the former AEA Federal Credit Union vice president of lending will be sentenced June 1.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Police Department has questions about the timing of the stabbing, according to several local media reports.
Liddle said he was working on a fence behind his home Monday when someone reached behind and stabbed him in the chest. He told police that the weapon was a butterfly type knife but he did not see the attacker.
Liddle was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon after being treated for a non-life threatening injury.
Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department said they have not been able to follow up with Liddle since he reported the stabbing.
Both police and U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton are questioning the timing of the incident given that Liddle was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.
Bolton informed Liddle’s attorney, David Eisenberg, that she would issue a warrant for Liddle’s arrest if she did not receive documentation of the incident by noon Tuesday.
Liddle’s new sentencing date is June 1. A restitution hearing is set for June 19.
He previously pled guilty to several counts including fraud for his role in a million dollar loan kickback scheme that led to the conservatorship and near collapse of the $245 million credit union in Yuma, Ariz.
Liddle’s wife, Rhonda, was sentenced Monday to 12 months’ home incarceration and five years of supervised release for her role in the loan scheme.