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Judge asked to delay Michael Brown sentencing

Friday - 12/13/2013, 6:09pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to delay the sentencing of a former D.C. councilmember who pleaded guilty to bribery.

Michael A. Brown had been scheduled for sentencing in January. Prosecutors requested in a motion filed Friday that Brown's sentencing be delayed until April 28 or later.

Brown admitted that he took $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen seeking District of Columbia government contracts. Prosecutors agreed to recommend a maximum 3-year sentence.

The motion says a postponement of Brown's sentencing will allow him to continue cooperating with the government in its investigation of corruption in district politics, "particularly concerning newly discovered evidence."

Brown's attorneys are not objecting to the delay.

Brown is the son of the late former Commerce secretary Ronald Brown.


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