A judge rejected former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown’s request to delay her November sentencing hearing because of Hurricane Irma.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan said the former Democratic congresswoman hadn’t articulated why she needed a four-month delay, the Florida Times-Union reported.
“While the Court is sympathetic to Ms. Brown’s circumstances following the hurricane, it is in the best interest of justice for the sentencing to go forward as scheduled,” Corrigan wrote.
Brown’s lawyers requested the delay saying she had been displaced from her home during the hurricane and was informed her home is inhabitable.
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