Epps’ attorney, John Colette, said in court papers he is seeking the delay to further study the pre-sentencing report, which determines the recommended guideline range for sentences.
The more the loss involved in such a crime usually results in a longer sentence recommendation.
“Undersigned has recently received the P.S.R. in this case which is complex and extensive, alleging contracts in excess of $300 million as the potential loss amount for guideline purposes,” Colette said in his motion seeking a delay in the sentencing of Epps. “Due to specific guidelines proposed by the United States Probation Office, undersigned needs additional time to research the applicability of those selected versus other provisions that may be more appropriate.”