- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An ex-deep-sea treasure hunter’s new lawyer says a request to delay sentencing is possible as the case proceeds.

Columbus attorney Sam Shamansky says defendant Tommy Thompson wants to move forward with the contempt of court charge against him.

Shamansky said Tuesday he hopes any issues with the terms of Thompson’s plea bargain will be resolved soon but it’s possible he might need to request a new sentencing date.

Thompson pleaded guilty to contempt of court earlier this year and faces two years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 at his Nov. 24 sentencing.

Investors in Thompson’s successful 1988 search for a lost ship say Thompson isn’t following terms of his plea deal requiring him to provide the location of 500 gold coins worth millions.

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