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Delay granted for man charged with tax fraud

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to delay the trial of a man charged with filing tax forms in others' names without their permission and keeping the refunds.

Eric Sutton was indicted on 15 counts in May, but the case was not made public until last month. He was arrested last week on charges ranging from conspiracy to fraud.

His trial was set for Sept. 16, but his lawyer asked for more time to prepare.

He's charged in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

His lawyer, Aafram Sellers, said in an email that Sutton is presumed to be innocent, like all people charged with crimes. Sellers said he's investigating the charges and it's too early to comment further.

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