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Peter Pocklington speaks to reporters in California after he pleaded guilty to perjury in May. ((CBC))

Sentencing for former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington, who was convicted of perjury, has been delayed in California.

The judge put the case over until Oct. 27.  A lawyer with the U.S. Attorney's Office said the judge wanted more time to review a submission by Pocklington's lawyer that was filed with the court a few days ago.

Pocklington, who was in the California courtroom on Thursday, pleaded guilty in May  to perjury in a 2008 bankruptcy fraud case.

Pocklington filed for bankruptcy in August 2008, claiming almost $19.6 million in debts and $2,900 in assets. But he actually had control over two bank accounts and two storage units, he admitted.

A plea deal suggested Pocklington serve probation and six months of home detention with electronic monitoring.

The 68-year-old must also make full restitution after working with the Internal Revenue Service to determine his income tax liability between 2006 and 2008.

With files from The Canadian Press