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Alvin Bragg’s Team Agrees To Delay Sentencing In Trump Trial Following SCOTUS Immunity Ruling

Prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office agreed to a delay in former President Donald Trump's sentencing on Tuesday, The New York Times reported.

A Manhattan jury found Trump guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records on May 30. Bragg's office agreed to a request to delay the sentencing in light of a recent Supreme Court decision granting presidents immunity from prosecution for “official business” performed while in office, but said the motion by Trump's lawyers was without merit. according to To the NYT. (RELATED: CNN expert says Supreme Court immunity decision could impact evidence used in Alvin Bragg case)

“While we believe the defendant's claims are without merit, we do not oppose his request for leave to prosecute and his putative request to postpone sentencing pending a decision on his motion,” Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass wrote in response, according to The New York Times.

After the Supreme Court's decision, Trump's team wrote to New York Judge Juan Marchan asking for permission to file a motion to set aside the ruling, The New York Times reported. reportHis sentencing was scheduled for July 11, four days before the Republican National Convention begins in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Trump's lawyers have proposed filing legal papers on July 10, and Bragg's team has said it would respond two weeks later, The New York Times reported. Marchan has not agreed to the new timeline.

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