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Briggs’ Trial Delayed Until April

Trial was set to begin today for a former hospital official accused of stealing from Regional Medical Center, but the trial has been delayed until April.

Mike Briggs, the former System Fund Development Director for RMC, is now set to stand trial on April 21st in Delaware County District Court pending any motions.

Briggs and former CEO Lon Butikofer were charged with First Degree Theft in 2019. The State Auditor’s Office discovered they had accumulated over $256,000 in expenses for personal trips they claimed were for hospital business. The investigation spanned eight years from January 2009 to March 2017.

Briggs has pleaded not guilty. He remains free on bond.

Meanwhile, Butikofer’s restitution hearing is scheduled for Thursday. He was given a suspended prison sentence.

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