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2nd sentencing delay in Fla. Taliban support case

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MIAMI (AP) — A second delay in sentencing has been approved by a Florida judge for a Muslim imam convicted of supporting the Pakistani Taliban terror organization.

Attorneys for 78-year-old Hafiz Khan say they need more time to prepare and some witnesses won't be available until mid-August. They also say the previous July 19 sentencing date conflicts with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola reset Khan's sentencing for Aug. 23. Khan faces up to 60 years in prison for convictions in March on terrorism support charges. Trial evidence showed Khan orchestrated the funneling of tens of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban.

Similar charges against two of Khan's sons were dismissed. Three other people charged in the case, including Khan's daughter, remain at large in Pakistan.