A grand jury indicted Robert Andrew Browning, 66, on seven counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment Sept. 9.
On Monday, Circuit Court Judge Rick Knapp set Browning's trial in the case for March 13, 2012.
Forest Grove police said the charges stem from the elder abuse of Browning's mother-in-law. The Oregon Department of Justiceinvestigated the case and is prosecuting it in state court.
Court records show Browning posted $14,000 bail in September. He appeared in court Monday wearing jeans, a blue button-down shirt and green jacket.
Amy Jeanine Moore, a former secretary at Browning's law firm in Forest Grove, was also charged in September with one count of first-degree theft, one count of credit card fraud and five counts of aggravated identity theft.
Police said Moore's charges stem from her use of a credit card that belonged to a deceased client of the law firm. Transactions using the credit card occurred in June and July 2010, police said, about a year after the client had died.
According to court records, Moore pleaded guilty last week to first-degree theft and one count of aggravated identity theft. She's scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1.
SOURCE: The Oregon Live
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