The preliminary exam for Glenn “Al” Bates, originally set for May 26, has been moved to June 30 so that defense attorneys can review evidence and lawyers can begin plea negotiations, according to United States District Court records posted online.
According to an affidavit, Bates admitted to federal agents that he stole $150,000 from the Veterans Administration hospital canteen, which he managed between 2008 and 2013.
According to the stipulation to continue the preliminary exam, Bates and his attorney need more time to review two CDs of evidence, including an audit report, interview memoranda and bank records. The document also states that the parties will soon initiate plea negotiations.
Bates’ attorney is Todd A. Shanker, from the Federal Defender Office in Detroit.
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