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Paul Minor Re-sentencing Delayed

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Resentencing for Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two former judges was put on hold yet again Monday afternoon in federal court.

Attorneys for Minor, along with Harrison County Judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield filed motions requesting their charges of honest services fraud be thrown out.

Re-sentencing was ordered after a federal appeals court threw out bribery charges, and now defense attorneys argue the remaining need to go as well.

Judge Henry Wingate told the court he needed more time to review the requests and plans to write a detailed opinion. The re-sentencing case was first continued last week.

"It's hard to get convictions overturned after so many preceding and so many years but we're grateful that the judge is taking a careful look at this and we're optimistic that the fact that he is taking a careful look signals that we have the better of the argument," said defense attorney David Debold. 

Judge Wingate gave both sides until Friday afternoon to submit any other materials to be reviewed. A new court date hasn't been set.

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