As expected, a Superior Court Judge agreed with San Bernardino County prosecutors to delay the trial of Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez this morning.

The trial, which was scheduled to commence Monday morning, addresses charges against Gutierrez alleging time card fraud stemming from Gutierrez’ tenure with the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office under Bill Postmus.

Prosecutors sought as long a delay as possible, citing witness issues.

The court granted a seven week delay, pushing the trial date just prior to District Attorney Mike Ramos’ primary reelection on June 6th.

Gutierrez’s trial must commence no later than June 11th or all charges could face dismissal.