Brigid Irish headed to District Court |

Brigid Irish headed to District Court

Brigid Irish
Courtesy Photo |

Brigid Irish, the sole defendant in the case of $500,000 stolen from the Grand County Building Department, was back in Grand County Court on Monday afternoon.

Irish and her legal counsel, William Frankfurt of the Frankfurt Law Offices in Denver, appeared before Judge Ben McClelland for a preliminary hearing. Irish previously waived her right to a preliminary hearing via phone call during a status conference in County Court on Nov. 3.

She appeared Monday in person, a requirement of the court, to officially waive her right to the hearing.

During the proceedings Judge McClelland asked Frankfurt if Irish was going to accept the plea agreement presented by the District Attorney’s office. Frankfurt informed Judge McClelland that they made no indication whether they will accept or decline the plea agreement. Frankfurt also informed Judge McClelland there are 16 gigabytes of discovery information not yet provided to the defense.

Brigid Irish is scheduled for arraignment in District Court before Judge Mary Hoak on Jan. 12, 2015.

The plea agreement offered to Irish is not available to the public. The agreement will become public record only if Irish accepts what is offered by the District Attorney’s office. Irish can officially accept an offered plea agreement any time she appears in court before a judge.

Irish has been charged with four counts of theft, one count of attempting to influence a public official, 12 counts of forgery and more than 900 counts of embezzlement.

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