A federal judge has set a tentative placeholder date of Sept. 29, 2020 for the trial of suspended LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar on Wednesday.
He also voiced concerns that Huizar may not qualify for federal public defender services.
Huizar pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in the 34-count federal grand jury indictment against him Monday.
Huizar is accused of agreeing to accept at least $1.5 million in bribes from developers. He was released on a $100,000 bond in June.
Earlier in June, the U.S. Attorney's Office wrote in a tweet "L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar was ordered released on $100,000 bond. Upcoming court dates: July 14 (preliminary hearing), July 20 (arraignment). Mr. Huizar was NOT asked to enter a plea to the charge in the complaint, which is normal at this point in a prosecution."