Thursday, September 27, 2007
Cooper asks for 30-day continuance
Former Rep. Nathan Cooper, R-Cape Girardeau, who pleaded guilty in August to immigration fraud, is asking for his sentencing hearing to be delayed for 30 days, because his defense attorney, Joel J. Schwartz, Clayton, has two trials scheduled in October.
Cooper is currently scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 19. According to the motion, Assistant U. S. Attorney James Crowe does not object to the continuance.