Federal prosecutors say casino developer Ronnie Gilley's plea agreement prevents him from asking a judge to lower his prison sentence.
Federal prosecutors have filed their response to Gilley's recent request seeking a reduction in his sentence. Prosecutors say Gilley waived his right to appeal his sentence when he signed his plea agreement. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has given Gilley until Sept. 17 to respond.
A federal judge has given Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley another two-week delay in reporting to prison.
Gilley was supposed to report to federal prison on Monday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has granted Gilley's request to delay that until Nov. 19. The delay will allow the Enterprise businessman more time to recover from a complication from an unspecified surgery. It is the fourth delay granted to Gilley.
Federal prosecutors say they have no objection to allowing Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley an extra two weeks to report to prison.
Gilley is due to report Monday to begin a sentence of six years and eight months, but he is seeking a delay due to complications from surgery. The Justice Department filed court papers Wednesday that said allowing Gilley to report Nov. 19 would allow him to be treated by his own physician rather than at government expense.
Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley is asking a federal judge not to make him report to prison next week.
Gilley is seeking another delay because of unspecified medical problems. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson gave Gilley permission on Monday to file his latest request in private. The judge did not immediately rule on the request.
A federal prosecutor is opposed to Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley getting a third delay on when he must report to prison.
Justice Department prosecutor Kendall Day filed court papers Tuesday saying the department opposes another delay for medical reasons. Day said the federal prison system can provide Gilley with the post-operative care he might require.