Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Judge Refuses to Delay Sentencing of Roger Stone, But Will Consider Bid for New Trial By Ashraf Khalil

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson indicated she will defer the execution of the sentence until the court rules on a request for a new trial.


                 The judge presiding over the case of President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone said his sentencing hearing will move forward as planned on Thursday, but indicated she will postpone the execution of the sentence, pending resolution of the defense's motion for a new trial.

Stone's legal team has requested a new trial and on Tuesday lobbied to delay the sentencing. But with Stone present on speaker phone from his lawyer's office, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that delaying the sentencing "would not be a prudent thing to do." 

"We've already put the sentencing off once," Judge Jackson said, adding that it makes sense to proceed "since there is no harm that would flow to the defendant."


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