The sentencing of Michael Segal, the former head of the Chicagoinsurance brokerage firm Near North, convicted of embezzlement lastyear, was postponed as the court awaits a psychiatricevaluation.

Mr. Segal, whose sentencing hearing was scheduled for last week,has seen the proceeding postponed until the evaluation iscompleted. His defense attorneys contend that he suffers fromattention deficit disorder and is unable to assist in hissentencing defense.

According to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorneys Office inChicago, a status hearing is scheduled for July 14, but no date hasbeen set for sentencing.

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