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Charges Against Robert Wiesner May Be Dropped

The NYS Attorney General’s office has asked that charges against Robert Wiesner  be dropped in that bid rigging case that involves Wiesner, and three other defendants.

Wiesner, a retired RPD captain married to County Executive Maggie Brooks, was facing two counts in the 25 count indictment.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  says they are consenting to having the charges against Wiesner dismissed because of his earlier  request to testify to a  grand jury.

The Attorney General  expects  to present the case against Wiesner  to another grand jury and his office says they look forward to his testimony.

The Attorney General stresses that the request to a judge to dismiss the charges involves only Wiesner and not the other three defendants.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.