Former FDA Chief Crawford's Fraud Case Sentencing Postponed

Former FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford's sentencing on charges he lied about his stock holdings was delayed Tuesday over questions about sentencing guidelines.

Under a deal worked out between his attorney and federal prosecutors, Crawford had agreed earlier to a $50,000 fine and probation.

Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson asked the attorneys to explain why they didn't use certain federal sentencing guidelines in recommending a penalty.

Sentencing was rescheduled for Feb. 27.