A Montgomery County, Md., Circuit Court judge has scheduled Feb. 8 as the opening day for the trial of Frank Oldham Jr., the former CEO of the National Association of People with AIDS, who was indicted in September for allegedly stealing between $10,000 and $100,000 from the organization.
According to the indictment, the alleged theft took place three months before NAPWA filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2013. At the time of the bankruptcy filing NAPWA announced it was going out of business 30 years after it was founded in 1983 as the nation’s leading organization representing people with AIDS.
At the time of the indictment, Oldham released a statement through his attorney saying he denies the allegations and maintains his innocence.
“In an atmosphere of allegations and baseless rumors, Mr. Oldham welcomes the opportunity to defend himself against these charges and remains dedicated to spreading awareness, expanding access, and serving the needs of the community,” the statement released by his attorney, Thomas DeGonia, said.
Oldham was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 10, for a pre-trial hearing.