CHICAGO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered a postponement of the sentencing of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption.
U.S. District Judge James Zagel said in a written order Monday the sentencing has been postponed "until a further order of the court."
No new date has been set.
The postponement was not unexpected because Blagojevich's co-defendant, William Cellini, is scheduled to go on trial Oct. 3 in the same courtroom and Zagel will also be the presiding judge in that case, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Blagojevich was convicted of 17 corruption charges, including attempted extortion for trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign donations.
Legal analysts say Blagojevich could face a sentence of about 10 years.