Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Government requests three-week delay in Cooper sentencing
It appears as if there will be another delay in the sentencing of former Rep. Nathan Cooper, R-Cape Girardeau, who pleaded guilty in August to federal immigration fraud charges.
Assistant U. S. Attorney James Crowe filed a motion in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri today, asking that Cooper's sentencing "be continued to sometime in the week of Dec. 10." The motion noted that Cooper's lawyer, Joel Schwartz, did not object to the continuance.
The sentencing had been scheduled for Nov. 21.