Brigid Irish makes first District Court appearance
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Brigid Irish, accused of misappropriating more than half a million dollars in Grand County Building Department funds, was in District Court for the first time Monday afternoon for an arraignment.
Irish has previously been in Grand County Court on numerous occasions during the last year before Judge Ben McClelland. Following her waiving of a preliminary hearing in County Court, Irish’s case was bound over to District Court for an appearance before Judge Mary Hoak. Irish’s case will remain in District Court.
Irish’s legal counsel, William Frankfurt of the Frankfurt Law Offices in Denver, explained to Judge Hoak that the defense is still combing through the massive amount of discovery evidence provided by the prosecution. He explained a significant amount of the evidence requires examination by forensics and accounting specialists.
Frankfurt requested a continuance on the case, which Judge Hoak granted. She stressed to all parties her desire to get the case moving forward as quickly as possible, pointing out the case is nearing the one-year point from the time it was first brought to court.
Irish will be back in District Court for arraignment on Feb. 27. She is scheduled to appear at 10:45 a.m.
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