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Defendants in a criminal case that focuses on Monroe County local development corporations are scheduled to return to state Supreme Court for a status conference on Thursday afternoon.
Attorneys for some of the defendants have been arguing that certain charges were filed too late and must be dismissed. Lawyers recently filed more arguments to that effect, and the issue could come up on Thursday.
The slow process of prosecutors turning over millions of documents involved in the case to defense attorneys also may be discussed.
There is at least one other major outstanding issue: Defendant Robert Wiesner's efforts to quash the charges against him because he claims they were politically motivated. Justice Robert Noonan recently ruled that internal emails from the state Attorney General's Office showed no serious misconduct.
The four defendants are accused of steering work on county projects to favored companies, inflating contracts and in some cases pocketing the proceeds.