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BUSINESS
December 9, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
A judge postponed the sentencing of Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy on fraud and conspiracy charges until Feb. 23 so attorneys can try to reach a restitution agreement. U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand in New York moved the sentencing from Jan. 5 at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys. John Rigas, 80, and Timothy, 48, face dozens of years in prison for their convictions in July on charges of looting the No.
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NEWS
June 25, 1987 | From Associated Press
The sentencing of Billionaire Boys Club leader Joe Hunt for murder was unexpectedly postponed in Santa Monica today after his lawyer complained that he had not received Hunt's probation report in time to study it. Superior Court Judge Laurence Rittenband, noting that California law requires delivery of probation reports nine days before sentencing, said, "I have no alternative but to continue this until July 6."
NATIONAL
December 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Montana judge who sparked ire by sentencing a former teacher to 30 days in jail for the rape of a  14-year-old girl has ordered a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write “Boys do not hit girls,” 5,000 times. District Judge G. Todd Baugh, whose actions in the rape case sparked a national furor and a petition drive to have state officials take disciplinary action, sentenced Pace Anthony Ferguson on Monday to the writing exercise, in addition to six months in jail, for fracturing the woman's face in three places during an August 2012 argument.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The judge presiding over Martha Stewart's obstruction-of-justice case has postponed her sentencing for eight days so defense attorneys can file court papers, prosecutors said. Stewart, who was scheduled to be sentenced July 8, will come before U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum on July 16. Stewart faces 10 to 16 months in federal prison for obstructing a federal investigation into why she sold stock in ImClone Systems Inc. in December 2001.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles prosecutor urged a judge today to deny Roman Polanski's request to be sentenced in a three-decade-old child sex case without surrendering to U.S. authorities. In papers filed in Superior Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren wrote that sentencing in absentia was "absolutely inappropriate" given Polanski's continued refusal to return to the U.S. Polanski "as a fugitive and convicted child rapist, must not be permitted to instruct this court how to proceed." "Mr. Polanski must surrender," the prosecutor wrote in the filing submitted to Judge Peter Espinoza in advance of a Jan. 22 hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The sentencing of a Ventura woman convicted of murder for participating in the 1998 slaying of a teenage girl has been delayed to allow defense attorneys time to prepare a motion for a new trial. Bridget Callahan, 30, fired her former attorney this week, days before her scheduled sentencing. She is facing a life prison term. Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill Jr. agreed to postpone the hearing to Feb.
OPINION
February 9, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
While he was in town late last month to talk with local water agencies and policymakers about the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown also had a lower-profile but just as urgent meeting with Los Angeles County's top criminal justice officials. What is it with you L.A. people, the governor asked, and your resistance to split sentencing? It's a good question, even if it requires a bit of explanation. Under California's AB 109 public safety realignment, low-level felons do their time in county jail instead of state prison, and courts have the option to split their sentences between time behind bars and time under supervised release.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Sentencing for Cynthia Lynn Coffman and James Gregory Marlow, who received jury death verdicts for the murder of a young Redlands woman, has been postponed until Aug. 30 at the request of Coffman's attorneys. Coffman and Marlow are scheduled to be brought to Orange County from San Bernardino after sentencing to stand trial in the murder of a young Huntington Beach woman who was killed Nov. 12, 1986, just five days after the Redlands victim. Coffman attorney Donald W. Jordan Jr.
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