Ex-councilman jailed for violating judge's orders during DUI arrest | Crime
YORK COUNTY - A former York County councilman has been arrested by the U.S. Marshal's office after a U.S. District judge revoked his bond following a drunk driving charge earlier this week.
Paul Lindemann, 32, appeared in a federal courtroom at 10 a.m. Friday morning for a bond revocation hearing after he was charged in a drunk driving crash at his home.
According to court officials, Lindemann appeared before U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie - the same judge who sentenced him in December to 18-months in prison for mortgage fraud. According to the judgment in that mortgage fraud case, Lindemann was set to be imprisoned on April 1, 2012.
Judge Currie delayed Lindemann's prison date "to allow [him] time to attend [the] birth of his child and help his wife with recovery," the judgment states.
Lindemann, a two-team councilman for the Fort Mill area, was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash in front of his own home early Tuesday morning.
South Carolina Trooper Billy Elder told WBTV that troopers were called to Lindemann's home along the 1300 block of Hensley Road in Fort Mill around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning to the report of a crash on private property.
He was given a bond of $1,234.50 after a hearing on Tuesday morning, which he posted later that day.
A court official told WBTV that Lindemann's arrest was a violation the condition of his release from the mortgage fraud case. Judge Currie revoked his bond and released him to the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Office.
This isn't Lindemann's first run-in with drunk driving charges, he was charged with DUI in 2008 while he was serving on the council.
Last month, Lindemann was sentenced to 18 months in prison on federal charges for mortgage fraud. He pleaded guilty to lying on an application for a home in Tega Cay. Lindemann was ordered to pay back $314,750 in restitution in that case.
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