It is now five times after he entered into a plea deal with United States Prosecutors, Guyanese businessman, Peter Morgan, has had the date for his sentencing postponed.
Morgan has now been told he will be scheduled to be sentenced in June after his December 29, 2009, sentence date did not become a reality.
Sources informed that such postponements usually indicate that the Defence and Prosecution are still locked in negotiations regarding the sentencing.
One source said that Morgan may be providing the Prosecution with additional information, which is likely to impact on the prison time he will serve.
And with time served already, the likelihood that he will receive less time than his offences warrant, is increasing. Morgan, an auto sales dealer and car racer, pleaded guilty in June this year, waiving his right to an appeal. He faces a minimum of 10 years imprisonment or a maximum life sentence.
The Guyanese businessman confessed to conspiring with David Narine among others to import cocaine into the United States of America from Guyana between December 2001 and August 2003.
Morgan, 42, was nabbed by US agents in Trinidad in March 2007 while he was in transit at the Piarco International Airport from Panama.
He was extradited to the US on August 23, 2007, after he withdrew a last minute appeal against the extradition.
This is not the first time that Morgan has been implicated in criminally related activities. In December 1999, the businessman was charged following an arms bust at the John Fernandes Wharf.
That bust related to the unearthing of 14 guns including semi automatic weapons, pump action rifles and revolvers in a container consigned to Morgan by ranks of the Guyana Police Force and Customs Officers.
The law enforcers had also recovered 3000 rounds of ammunition in the container, which was shipped from Miami, Florida by one Nandkkumar Budhan.
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