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Steve Bachar, disbarred Denver attorney, skips sentencing hearing

Steve Bachar, 56 ...
Steve Bachar, 56

Disbarred Denver attorney Steve Bachar skipped his sentencing hearing in his felony theft case Friday and is now wanted on a warrant, court records show.

Bachar, 57, was due to be sentenced for defrauding an investor in his business of $125,000.

It was not clear Monday why Bachar, who was out on a $25,000 bond, did not show up to be sentenced in Denver District Court. A call to his cellphone went straight to voicemail Monday and he did not return a message left seeking comment.

Bachar pleaded guilty in November to one count of felony theft and a second count of misdemeanor theft as part of a plea agreement in which he received a deferred judgment on the felony charge — that is, the felony will be wiped from his record if he meets court-set conditions for the next two years.

Bachar would have received probation on the misdemeanor count as part of the plea deal. But any violation of the terms of the deferred judgment triggers harsher penalties, and if such a violation is found, Bachar faces between two and 12 years in prison.

It was not immediately clear how Bachar’s failure to appear Friday would affect the terms of his deferred judgment. Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney’s Office, said prosecutors expect Bachar to appear out-of-custody to address his open warrant, then proceed to sentencing.

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