DETROIT (WXYZ) - Attorneys for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick have filed a motion in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan asking the court to delay his sentencing for at least a month.
Kilpatrick is currently scheduled to be sentenced on September 3.
In the motion, attorneys Harold Gurewitz and Margaret Sind Raben say they need more time to go through the all the material they need to review before the sentencing hearing.
In the brief they write, "This Court's obvious rush to sentencing for Mr. Kilpatrick is a violation of his right to Due Process."
They also say they need more time to review the material in order respond to the court's Presentence Report, which they say will likely include restitution.
Gurewitz and Raben were appointed to represent Kilpatrick after he was found guilty during his federal corruption trial. They argue that the court needs to "take into account the recency of new defense counsel to the case and their realistic need for additional time in which to familiarize themselves."
They also write that they court should consider "the length of the trial, the complexity of facts and the potential severity of a sentence."
Gurewitz and Raben are arguing for a delay of at least four weeks. They also want an additional 14 days to respond to the Presentence Report.
Kilpatrick is facing between 20 and 30 years in prison.
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