03/18/2014 11:00 EDT | Updated 05/18/2014 05:59 EDT

Mac Harb fraud, breach of trust case put off to April 22

The case of Mac Harb, the former senator who faces charges of fraud and breach of trust over his Senate expense claims, has been put off to April 22.

A lawyer from the firm representing Harb appeared briefly on his behalf in Ottawa court Tuesday to request the next date in the process.

Matters like this can be put off several times before a trial date is set, as lawyers exchange information and review the case evidence.

A lawyer for Conservative-appointed Senator Patrick Brazeau appeared in court yesterday for Brazeau's case. He is also facing charges of fraud and breach of trust related to his Senate expense claims. Brazeau's case was put off to April 28.

Both Brazeau and Harb say they did nothing wrong and that they complied with Senate's rules.