DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— After pleading guilty nearly ten months ago, the sentencing for Visit Dothan CEO Aaron McCreight has been pushed back to early 2023.
According to court documents, due to recent developments in the federal case of United States V. Doug Hargrave, the sentencing hearing for Aaron McCreight has been rescheduled to February 17, 2023, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The sentencing was originally scheduled for November 10, 2022.
In 2018, McCreight was the CEO of Go Cedar Rapids in Iowa. During his time in Iowa, McCreight helped plan an event called Newbo Evolve, a music festival that brought in headliners such as Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5.
McCreight admitted to intentionally misleading a bank by overstating how many people would attend the event and how much money it would bring in. The finance director of Go Cedar Rapids at the time said that McCreight ordered him to misrepresent estimates to the bank.
In total, the fraud reportedly cost the bank and vendors more than $2 million.
According to court records, McCreight, along with Doug Hargrave an associate of McCreight’s, both pled guilty to bank fraud in January 2022.
When sentencing proceeds, McCreight could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. U.S District Judge of Iowa C.J Williams is presiding over the case.