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Re-sentencing postponed for Minor, 2 ex-judges

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Court officials say a re-sentencing hearing has been postponed in the federal judicial corruption case of imprisoned Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two former judges.

Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be re-sentenced because a federal appeals court vacated their bribery convictions in 2009. The appeals court upheld honest services fraud convictions against each of the men and Minor's racketeering conviction.

The re-sentencing had been scheduled for Thursday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. It wasn't immediately clear why the hearing was canceled or when it will take place.

Minor's attorneys have also asked the court to throw out the trio's remaining convictions, based on recent court rulings that limit the scope of honest services fraud.

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