So why did it take so long to indict former Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe and why is the trial still not set until summer of 2014?
It is a circumstantial evidence case and thus far involves over 500,000 documents. They have to be reviewed for relevance by prosecutors and by defense attorneys. And the count will likely grow.
Lowe left office in 2010 and was indicted in April 2012. His trial is set for July 2014. But there is a motion hearing in February which could involve asking for another delay, depending on progress in examining the documents.