This week, Brown’s attorney filed a second motion for a continuance, with new claims and added detail. The motion said Irma damaged papers that were important for Brown showing her past history of charitable work, and that her home was being mitigated as a result of damage and she needed more time to oversee that. Additionally, the motion said Brown was still undergoing evaluation for medical, mental, and emotional conditions- and the result of those evaluations could also impact the sentence she receives.
Prosecutors objected to any further delay, saying it was Brown’s responsibility to get those evaluations done, and she makes no explanation for why that hasn’t happened or what she’s doing to make it happen. Additionally, the government says Brown missed the court’s deadline for filing objections to her Probation Officer’s Presentence Report, and didn’t notify prosecutors when those objections were ultimately filed.
In his ruling denying this second motion to continue sentencing, US District Judge Timothy Corrigan says Brown has now raised additional issues beyond what was addressed in her first motion, but they are issues that can be addressed during the sentencing, instead of before. He further says he has reviewed medical records provided by Brown- which are sealed- and that nothing in them shows a reson to postpone sentencing.
If Brown shows during the hearing that there are documents or information she was not able to obtain, Corrigan says he will consider allowing more time, once those arguments are made.
The hearing is scheduled for November 16th at 10 AM. WOKV will be there to provide continuing coverage.
The defense is seeking probation for Brown’s 18 fraud related convictions. The defense has indicated that Brown’s Probation Officer recommended she serve a “significant” prison time, although the exact recommendation is not public at this time.