Federal prosecutors admitted for the first time Monday that they are in talks with indicted political fundraiser Tony Rezko, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
In a motion filed today, Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar asked a federal judge to strike the Oct. 28 date as prosecutors continue discussions with Rezko that could affect his sentence. Schar asked for a status hearing in the case for sometime in December
The motion is significant because of the government's rationale for the delay:
"The parties agree that the Oct. 28, 2008, 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," Schar wrote.
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