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Fed judge removes Jan 4 sentencing for Hallum

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

Two days after sentencing was set for a former state representative convicted of conspiracy to commit election fraud, the proceeding has been postponed.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Friday signed an order removing from the calendar sentencing for Hudson Hallum, his father, Kent Hallum, and campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone.

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Malone has objected to a presentencing report that could put him on the hook for restitution.

Sentencing had been set for Jan. 4, with a Jan. 3 restitution hearing.

Both proceedings are cleared from Baker's calendar and she didn't indicate when they'd be reset.

Hallum pleaded guilty in September, along with his father, who prosecutors said instructed Carter and Malone to bribe voters and use absentee ballots to commit fraud. Carter and Malone also pleaded guilty.

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