Today, the federal trade commission asked the Las Vegas judge to postpone the trial's proceedings because the shutdown prevents them from working even on a voluntary basis. The Federal Trade Commission wants to push the trial back until the government resumes operations.
Johnson opposes postponing the case as do lawyers for Johnson’s online marketing company, I Works.
Johnson is accused of defrauding millions of I Works' online customers.
Johnson accused Attorney General John Swallow of helping broker a deal in 2010 to help Johnson get out from a federal investigation.