October 29, 2012-- Will Ebert Beeman remain a member of
Erie county council despite his current
sentence in federal prison on social security fraud charges?
A status conference today with the
prosecution and defense to decide the next step in the court case to determine
if Beeman committed an infamous crime and should be removed from office.
Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri
has filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings with the current evidence
Beeman's defense attorney Jeffrey Del
Fuoco still must respond to that.
Then Erie Jounty Judge Ernest DiSantis
will schedule a hearing at which the attorneys will argue.
But if the
judge decides it should be a hearing where witnesses will be required Del Fuoco
said DiSantis agreed with him today that Beeman must be present.
Del Fuoco has until November 15th to respond to Daneri's motion.