U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett heard several hours of arguments this morning in the case against Sen. Ulysses Currie.
He's accused of using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain, and charged with accepting bribes from Shoppers Food Warehouse and lying to federal investigators.
In May, prosecutors dropped nearly half of the charges that initially filed against Currie, saying many were duplicated in the indictment.
Currie's lawyers then pushed for the rest of the charges to be dismissed. If the judge refuses that request, Currie’s trial is scheduled to start in September.