At 8:50 a.m., Oct. 25, the courtroom of The Auglaize County courthouse was occupied with press, witnesses, the public where he is being tried for his 17 counts against him, which have been dropped down to five counts of unlawful 5 counts of conflict and 1 count of theft, where the defendant has pled not guilty.
At 9:05 a.m. the courtroom doors were closed. Both prosecuting and defending attorneys were called to behind the bar and were informed and informed the crowd the wait was on Judge Patricia Cosgrove, who was said to have arrived by 10:45 a.m. The courtroom emptied a little as there was a wait for the judge. At 10:38 a.m. the attendees of the courtroom, along with the prosecuting and defendant and defending attorneys, came back in along with Judge Cosgrove at 10:40 a.m. and the trial got underway at 10:50 a.m. as the jury entered the courtroom.