Minor, 2 ex-judges re-sentencing delayed

Published 9:59 pm Friday, March 11, 2011

The re-sentencing hearing for imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor and two former judges has been delayed until Tuesday so a judge can consider motions to vacate the convictions.

U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate heard arguments Friday on the defense’s motions to toss the convictions. He said he’ll ruled Tuesday. Wingate said if he refuses to vacate the convictions, sentencing will be held Tuesday.

Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be re-sentenced because a federal appeals court dismissed some of the judicial corruption charges they were convicted of in 2007. The court upheld honest services fraud convictions and Minor’s racketeering conviction.

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Their attorneys have asked for those convictions to be overturned, too.