Sentencing Delay Could Save Obama Unwanted Attention

Sentencing has been delayed for Tony Rezko, whose name has popped up in connection with Presidential candidate Barack Obama. The delay could save Obama  embarrassing attention before the Nov. 4 election.

By Jeff Coen
Chicago Tribune reporter
CHICAGO — In the first official sign that Antoin “Tony” Rezko and his lawyers are talking with federal prosecutors about his cooperation in corruption probes, the judge in his federal fraud case has been asked to delay his sentencing this month.
In a motion filed late Monday by prosecutors, the two sides ask that the Oct. 28 sentencing date for the former fundraiser and adviser to Gov. Rod Blagojevich be delayed indefinitely.
“The parties agree that the [sentencing date], as well as dates related to sentencing filings, should be stricken while the parties engage in discussions that could affect their sentencing postures,” says the motion written by Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar.
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