West Bay MLA and ex-Premier McKeeva Bush appeared in Grand Court on Friday, when indications were given for a trial date in March 2014.
Defence attorney Michael Alberga asked for another mention in September. Mr. Alberga said he would have the schedule of overseas counsel by that time and then be in a position for setting a trial date.
Crown Counsel Michael Snape said the Crown had a date for March “pencilled in” and he accepted the Defence’s need to confirm the availability of lead counsel.
Justice Michael Mettyear asked if there were likely to be a problem as to what judge should hear the case. Mr. Alberga said he did not yet know. Justice Mettyear said the sooner notice is given, the easier it will be to arrange.
Mr. Bush faces two charges of misconduct in public office relating to alleged dishonest use of a government-issued credit card on dates in 2009. He is also charged with four counts of breach of trust by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, also relating to alleged dishonest use of a government-issued credit card.
The charges have not yet been put to Mr. Bush and he has not yet entered pleas.