NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed until February for a businessman whose testimony helped convict former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Ray Nagin (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Frank Fradella had been scheduled for sentencing earlier in the week. But U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set a new Feb. 11 sentencing date.

Fradella pleaded guilty in June 2012 to making a $50,000 payoff to Nagin in exchange for favorable treatment of his business interests. He also pleaded guilty to a securities fraud charge that originated in Dallas.

Nagin is serving a 10-year prison sentence for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor, from 2002-2010. The conviction is being appealed.

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