The trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has been rescheduled. The date was reset late this week and the trial, which had been scheduled to begin Sept. 4,will now begin Jan. 16.
Earlier this week, Leopold's attorney asked that the trial be postponed, citing the large volume of information gathered in the case by prosecutors and the complexity of the case as reasons for needing more time to prepare.
Leopold was indicted in March for allegedly misusing his police detail for personal and political gain. According to the indictment, Leopold is accused of using his security detail to transport him to and from sexual encounters in parking lots, as well as asking police officers on his detail to remove signs of political opponents. The 69-year-old Republican has denied any wrongdoing.
The trial is expected to last about two weeks.