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Monica Cannon-Grant speaks during a Black Lives Matter rally in front of Boston Police Headquarters on September 22, 2020 in Boston. Attorneys in her case, where she and her husband Clark Grant were federally indicted on 18 fraud-related counts, are still going through the evidence discovery process. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

There have been no plea agreement discussions so far in the case of Monica Cannon-Grant, accused along with her husband of major fraud in the pair’s management of their charity Violence in Boston.

That signals attorneys must gear up for a trial that they expect would take about two to three weeks.

That’s according to the latest filing in the case, a Wednesday joint interim status report that calls for the status hearing scheduled for Friday to be canceled and rescheduled in about 60 days as behind-the-scenes work is done on evidence discovery and sharing.

Prosecutors wrote that they are ready to release the latest evidence in the case as soon as a June 16 motion to censor certain identifying and financial information is endorsed and ordered by the court.

The evidence discovery released over four installments from April 26 to June 9 has amounted to quite a heap: 249,000 individual items with 17,108 registered pages or files, according to Wednesday’s filing. All told, the government expects to share two or three more evidence installments on a biweekly basis and expects to be done with discovery over the next 30 days.

Also of note is that neither defendant intends “to raise the defenses of insanity, public authority, or alibi” in the case. The defendants have also not yet produced any of their own evidence in the case, despite prosecutors requesting reciprocal discovery back on April 26.

“The defendants are in the process of reviewing the government’s discovery produced to date and are evaluating the need for any additional requests,” attorneys noted in the report.

Defense has until July 11 to file a motion of a bill of particulars — which enumerates who or what prosecutors see as the injured parties in the case — and attorneys have until Aug. 19 to propose further dates and deadlines and Oct. 7 for any pre-trial motions ahead of the trial scheduled to start on March 7, 2023.

Prosecutor Dustin Chao confirmed that the government would be seeking a superseding indictment in the case at the in-person hearing on June 10 in federal court in Boston. A superseding indictment would replace the original indictment and could include new or changes to the charges or even add new defendants, but Chao did not give details as to what a new indictment would entail.

Both defendants have pleaded not guilty.

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