Ex-SEC Staffer Wins Sentencing Delay Over COVID-19 Fears

Law360 (January 4, 2021, 10:20 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday postponed sentencing for a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staffer who pled guilty to improperly accessing information about an investigation into a private equity firm before leaving to join the company, granting the delay over COVID-19 concerns and expected disputes on sentencing guidelines.

Michael Cohn filed a motion last week seeking to delay his Jan. 11 sentencing, and the judge granted it and set a new date of March 24.

The former SEC employee said the request was made "in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, for which all in-person proceedings have been...

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