Charges Against Wiesner Expected To Be Dropped

- The husband of County Executive Maggie Brooks will no longer be facing criminal charges in connection with the state investigation into LDCs.

The Attorney General agreed to drop the charges against Bob Wiesner, according to his attorney James Nobles. A judge still has to sign the order. He said the Attorney General agreed with his contention that under the law, Wiesner should have been allowed to testify before the grand jury that handed up the indictment. Wiesner was charged with two count in what the AG called an elaborate bid-rigging scheme. The three other defendants faced more serious and numerous charges. Wiesner is a former Rochester Police captain and head of MCC security. The charges involve his time as head of security at the Monroe County Water Authority. It is possible the AG will present this case to a brand new grand jury.

The Attorney General's office made the following statement:

"Attorney General Schneiderman is committed to prosecuting public corruption wherever and whenever it occurs. We are consenting to dismissal of the charges against Mr. Wiesner because of his request to testify in the grand jury. We expect to present the case against him to another grand jury and look forward to his testimony."

We will bring you more information on this new development as it becomes available. 

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