NEWARK, NJ - The judge in Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet's case has set a trial date of May 16. March 1 was the cutoff for entering a plea in the case. 

Chalet was indicted by a grand jury on January 29, 2016 for allegedly soliciting a $15,000 bribe.

He is accused of promising a business owner that he would use his place on the council to ensure that Bloomfield would continue its planned purchase of the commercial property.

Chalet currently maintains his council seat.