Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – 06:00 p.m.

So much for that plea deal way back when!

Anthony Orlando Sanchez, 36, plead not guilty to extortion and bribery charges this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Riverside.

He will be held without bail due to the fact he fled the country for Honduras several months ago.

Sanchez, who is charged in an alleged corruption scheme involving former Upland Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski, returned to the United States on Sunday and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals.

A trial date of March 13 has been set.