Assemblymember Pamela Harris will go on trial in July after pleading not guilty last week to defrauding government agencies and obstructing justice, among other charges.
Federal Judge Jack Weinstein said on Tuesday that Harris will stand trial on July 23 and prosecutors believe it will last about two weeks, according to NY1.
Public court documents indicate Harris was scheduled to appear before Judge Weinstein at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday as part of a Criminal Cause for Status Conference in “USA v. Harris.” The assemblymember remains listed “On Bond,” as reported last week following her arrest.
Harris is facing decades in prison on a wide range of charges including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and making false statements.
Before and after the time she became an assemblymember, Harris allegedly scammed City Council out of funds that were supposed to go to the Coney Island Generation Gap. She is also accused of defrauding FEMA out of $25,000 as part of a scheme that allegedly included lying about being forced from her home due to Hurricane Sandy.
The indictment further alleges Harris directed witnesses to lie to federal authorities once she realized she was under investigation.
Harris has yet to resign from her position as assemblymember and has not announced any plans to do so.