Nearly three years after his arrest on federal bribery charges, ex Adelanto councilman Jermaine Wright will most likely see his trial delayed, again.
Trial is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 31st, but on February 24th, was appointed a new attorney.
Wright’s new attorney of record, David J Kaloyanides, will more than likely not have enough time to sift through the evidence and be prepared in three weeks to begin.
In December 2017, Wright pleaded not guilty to a two-count indictment alleging he accepted $10,000 from an undercover FBI agent, ostensibly to feed the coffers of a nonprofit he oversaw, and agreed to pay a second undercover agent $1,500 to burn down his restaurant, Fat Boyz Grill, in order to collect $300,000 in insurance money.
Wright’s arrest confirmed that the FBI had launched a public corruption probe into the city earlier that summer. As part of that investigation, which remains ongoing, agents seized four years of tax returns, bank documents, marijuana-industry regulations, handwritten notes and other items from the home of Mayor Rich Kerr.
The seizures were part of search warrants executed at four locations also including City Hall, the Jet Room cannabis dispensary and a San Bernardino law office connected to Jet Room stakeholders.