A March 1 court hearing for former Eagan High School Coach and sports camp coordinator Kurt Virgin has been postponed until April 26, according to Minnesota court records.
Virgin was was charged last year with six felony counts of theft by swindle following an investigation into his actions by both school district officials and Eagan police. Investigators allege that Virgin skimmed $16,595.42 from registration fees and $12,589 from team fundraisers between 2009 and 2011, for a total loss to the school district of $29,184.42.
But Attorney Paul Rogosheske, who represents Virgin, filed for a contested omnibus hearing last November, alleging that the prosecution broke the rules when it used information gathered by the school district during the district's interviews with Virgin.
District officials, Rogosheske said, gave Virgin a Garrity warning before interviewing him in 2011 regarding his handling of sports program finances. A Garrity warning guarantees that information or self-incriminating statements obtained in an disciplinary interview will not be used against the subject in a criminal proceeding. Because of the violation, Rogosheske claimed much of the prosecution's evidence was inadmissable in court.
Before the investigation, Virgin was a prominent figure in the education community. The coach led the school's boys basketball program for 21 years, taught physical education, served as a head soccer coach and served as a drivers education instructor.
Virgin was scheduled for a contested omnibus hearing at the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings. He is now set to appear at 9 a.m. on April 26.