Thursday's scheduled sentencing of T. Milton Street Sr. has been postponed until July 9, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis on Thursday granted a request by Street's lawyer, Jeremy H.G. Ibrahim. Yesterday, Ibrahim said a busy trial schedule made it necessary to ask for more time to prepare for the sentencing. "I've devoted a lot of time to this case," he added.

Street, 68, of Moorestown, a former Pennsylvania state legislator, a longtime food vendor and the older brother of former Mayor John F. Street, was found guilty of three counts of failing to file tax returns by a federal jury on Feb. 22. The jury found that Street, of Moorestown, failed to file federal income tax returns in 2002, 2003 and 2004, a period when prosecutors alleged that Street earned more than $2 million as a consultant to businesses competing for city contracts.

The jury deadlocked on two other tax counts and acquitted Street of fraud counts involving his consultant work. Prosecutors say Street faces a likely 27- to 33-month prison term under federal sentencing guidelines.

- Joseph A. Slobodzian