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.