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PORTLAND A federal judge has suspended the sentencing date of Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali-American man convicted of plotting to bomb Portland's Pioneer Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010.

Judge Garr King canceled the December 18 sentencing after the government's admission last week that warrantless overseas wiretaps helped make its case against Mohamud.

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The court anticipates that Mohamud's attorneys will file motions based on the FISA notification, according to the docket text.

If sentencing remains appropriate, the court will reset the sentencing hearing after it rules on the anticipated motions, King said.

The sentencing likely won't happen until after mid-May, 2014.

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