State Sen. Jeff Smith
, State Rep. Steve Brown
and Nick Adams
, the treasurer for Smith's failed 2004 Congressional campaign, are slated to appear before a federal judge this afternoon in a criminal case involving federal election violations.
Smith, Brown and Adams are all expected to waive indictment
-- meaning, plead guilty before being formally charged. Lawyers for both sides have been haggling over the details for the last several weeks. Few official details as to the criminal counts are available yet. We'll know more this afternoon.