MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Defense attorneys for Mayor Stan Wright, his daughter, and city employee Janey Galbraith pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday, March 7.
Recently a grand jury handed out a fourth indictment against the three.
The indictment alleges the three were involved in a cover up to use federal dollars to buy land and pocket some of the money.
Richard Alexander, the attorney for Mary Wright Cook, says a federal judge threw out some of the charges in a hearing in February, so that's why the grand jury issued a new indictment.
"Three strikes and you're out. It's the fourth time they've changed it," said Alexander.
The new indictment goes into greater detail in the charges against the three.
In the meantime, Alexander says his defense team is still in the discovery phase and as they wait for trial, they have a lot of preparation ahead of them.
"We're always gonna be ready when the day comes, but with the amount of discovery that is continually put to the defendants, [it] is over 25,000 pages of discovery so far in this case. Some 3,000 to 3,500 have come in the last week or so. We're gonna do what we have to do to be ready, but if its overburdened by too much discovery, we may have to put it off because of that," said Alexander.
Alexander says a federal judge will have a telephone conference with the attorneys in the case to discuss the trial date.
Books-A-Million in Bel Air Mall is closing its doors after Christmas Eve. The company says it's part of a new concept, and the store will merge with the Books-A-Million in Pinebrook Shopping Center.
The Mobile County Sheriffs Office is the latest law enforcement agency to join in on the hunt for 42-year-old William Holmes.
The daughter of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said evidence proves she isn't to blame for a fight with a sorority sister who is now suing over the brawl, and she is asking a judge to rule in her favor.
The Bike Angels rolled into the City of Prichard with about 150 bikes to give to kids.
The group Baldwin County Free Exchange is making sure no child in need goes without a Christmas. Organizer Heather Green started the 'Tree of Hope' program, where donors can fulfill wish lists left by children, some of whom have special …
Christmas came early for several elementary school students Thursday morning, December 19.