FAIRFIELD — A former Solano County sheriff’s deputy, who has faced felony charges in Sacramento County since 2010, was in court briefly Tuesday, when his case was postponed for the 31st time.
Michael J. Oster, 51, was ordered to return to court Feb. 21 when a date for a jury trial may be scheduled.
California Department of Insurance investigators arrested Oster at his Elk Grove home in June 2010. He was charged with a two counts of felony insurance fraud and since then has been back to court on a nearly monthly basis. Oster posted bail in 2010, which was exonerated last year.
Oster went out on medical disability in November 2007 and then lied about the severity of his work-related knee injury, getting nearly $88,000 more in disability payments than what he should have received, sheriff’s officials said at the time of Oster’s arrest.
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