Whilst there is no fixed timeframe for the review of the indictment and the supporting material the Pre-Trial Judge is working to complete this process as quickly as possible following this amendment.
To ensure that the review is fair and just the large volume of supporting material must be examined carefully and comprehensively. It is anticipated that this will be completed in the coming months.
The Pre-Trial Judge can confirm or dismiss the indictment in its entirety, or alternatively reject some counts and confirm others. The indictment and the accompanying evidence remain confidential and any disclosure of its contents might amount to contempt.
For further information please contact the STL spokesperson, Marten Youssef.