REDWOOD CITY -- Former Clayton Vice Mayor Joe Medrano, who was found guilty in October of felony embezzlement, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for sentencing.

Medrano faces up to four years in state prison.

A jury found Medrano, an insurance broker, guilty of taking $159,000 in premiums from a Redwood Shores-based wireless network provider and failing to forward the money to the insurance agency.

Medrano, who pleaded not guilty and maintained his innocence throughout the court proceedings, resigned from City Council following the verdict. Until then he had been running for a second four-year council term; his name still appeared on November's ballot.

His attorney, Matthew Oliveri, expects Medrano to speak at the sentencing hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the San Mateo County Superior Courthouse in Redwood City.

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