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Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 01:00 p.m.

The long-running fraud case involving the now-defunct California Charter Academy has been continued once again.

In September 2007, a San Bernardino County Grand Jury returned a 117-count indictment against former school operator C. Steven Cox and Tad Honeycutt, the former mayor of Hesperia. Both men are accused of the misuse of more than $5 million of school funds on lavish travel and gifts.

The case has endured multiple judicial disqualifications, as well as its share of new defense attorneys. The last change in judge occurred on October 12, 2010. The last change of defense counsel occurred on August 29, 2011.

All parties were present in court Thursday for what was another in a series of routine proforma continuances.

The parties are set to return to court March 12, 2015 for another Pre-Trial Conference.

Currently, the last day for trial is June 10, 2015.

The case will be eight years old on September 4, 2015.