A judge has dropped five of the 25 charges against businessman Dan Lynch in the Monroe County LDC investigation, ruling they were filed too late to meet the statute of limitations.
Lynch is a former Siemens executive accused of bid rigging to win contracts from the Local Development Corporation handling a major county communications system upgrade.
Judge Robert Noonan let the remaining charges against Lynch and three other defendants stand. But his ruling didn't address another issue in the case: whether charges against former Water Authority Security Director Robert Wiesner will be dropped permanently.
The State Attorney General agreed to drop bid-rigging charges against Wiesner after admitting Wiesner had asked to testify before the grand jury and been denied. But the A-G hopes to present its case to a new grand jury and possibly reinstate the charges. Wiesner's attorney wants them dropped for good.
Today in court he argued that the Attorney General mismanaged the case and repeated that media were tipped off about his arrest in a deliberate effort to ebarass his client politially. Wiesner is married to Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.
The next scheduled court date for the LDC case is August 21st.