The Department of Justice is requesting a federal court reduce Kenneth Glasgow's offense level in exchange for pleading guilty, according to a filing on Friday.
United States Attorney Sandra Stewart said in a filing on Friday, "[T]he government files this motion because the defendant assisted authorities in the investigation and prosecution of the defendant's own misconduct by timely notifying authorities of the defendant's intention to enter a plea of guilty, thereby permitting the government to avoid preparing for trial and allowing the government and this Court to efficiently allocate their resources."
"Accordingly, pursuant to § 3E1.1(b), a one-level reduction is appropriate. Combined with the two-level reduction applied to the defendant's offense level pursuant to § 3E1.1(a), a total reduction of three levels should be applied to the defendant's offense level for acceptance of responsibility," she added in the filing.
An attorney for Glasgow, in a separate filing on Friday, requested a sentencing hearing for his client originally scheduled for Thursday be delayed until at least June 29 due to one of Glasgow's attorneys suffering from health issues.
Both motions haven't been ruled on by the court yet.
Glasgow, Al Sharpton's half-brother, is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion, mail fraud and drug conspiracy charges in February, according to a press release in February.
Glasgow, a Dothan pastor and founder of two non-profits in Dothan, entered a plea deal in Montgomery federal court to avoid a trial that was set to start in March.
The 57-year-old pastor was charged with failure to report a withdrawal of over $400,000 from one of his non-profits, The Ordinary People Society, in 2018. Glasgow claimed the money was withdrawn as reimbursement for his work. However, during that period, he claimed an inability to work or drive to receive disability income from the government. He failed to report the funds as income on his tax return.
The Department of Justice was alerted to a disparity when Glasgow was issued 27 traffic citations between 2017 and 2020.
Per WTVY, Glasgow agreed to pay the IRS $376,720 in restitution for tax years 2016 through 2019 as part of the plea deal.
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