BOSTON — John George Jr. appeared in federal court on Tuesday as sentencing began after the Dartmouth native pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, according to court documents.

Further submissions were needed, though, and are expected June 26. Sentencing was also continued to a later date.

George is already serving a 70-month prison term after a federal jury convicted him of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) and the Union Street Bus Co., which he owned.

Tuesday, the court expressed concern over the financial aspects of the sentence agreed upon in the plea agreement, while government and defense counsel presented arguments in support of their recommendations for the appropriate sentence, court documents stated.

The financial aspect of the plea agreement stated George could face a fine of $250,000 or twice the the gross gain/loss, whichever is greater.

The most recent charge of obstruction of justice arose from the government attempting to acquire the funds linked to his previous conviction in April 2015.

At the end of May 2015, George submitted a “Net Worth Statement” listing three safe deposit boxes with only one containing cash at $26,000 as well as $2,000 cash at his Tucker Road residence in Dartmouth, according to the indictment.

However, during three separate seizures at the end of December 2015, marshals seized $1,801,219 from five safe deposit boxes in the area, according to the indictment. The boxes also included a $4 check payable to John George Farms, four Rolex watches, one Omega watch, a diamond ring and a Bryant University class ring. The indictment shows George graduated from Bryant in 1968.

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