State AG's Office looking for charges to be dropped against County Executive's husband

Posted at: 11/15/2013 5:08 PM
Updated at: 11/15/2013 8:55 PM

Breaking news in a major corruption case involving Monroe County.

News10NBC has learned the State Attorney General's Office is asking for the charges to be dropped against the husband of Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.

Robert Wiesner and three other men were arrested last week, accused of giving county contracts to businesses they had financial interests in.

Here is a statement News10NBC just received from the State Attorney General's Office: 

"Attorney General Eric 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."

The charges against Wiesner could be dropped for now, but it looks like the attorney general could try to file charges again.

Last week Wiesner held a news conference and his lawyer said Wiesner was not allowed to testify before the grand jury. Before any charges can be dropped Judge Robert Noonan must first sign off on it. To be clear, this involves only the charges against Wiesner. Charges are still standing against the other three businessmen accused in the corruption case.

Be sure to stay with News10NBC for updates on this developing story.