Briggs’ Trial Delayed Again Until July 21

Trial has been pushed back again for a former hospital official accused of stealing from Regional Medical Center.

Trial was set to begin yesterday for Mike Briggs, the former System Fund Development Director for RMC.

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

Briggs has pleaded not guilty.

The two sides are being given additional time to explore a possible resolution.

Jury trial has been rescheduled for July 21st in Delaware County District Court.

Butikofer appeared in court a year and a half ago and was ordered to pay restitution to Regional Medical Center. He and the hospital settled on an amount outside of court, though that amount was not released.

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