Three men charged in connection with the Timpanogos Community Mental Health Center scandal will be back in court next week for further proceedings related to the 117 felony counts against them.

So far, only the center's former director, Glen Brown, has received a trial date. His Aug. 21 trial, however, likely will be vacated, depending on the outcome of plea negotiation.The other defendants - Carl V. Smith, the center's former speciality programs director, and former business manager Craig W. Stephens - still await a trial date. Their attorneys also have been working on plea negotiations with the state attorney general's office, which is prosecuting the case.

"We've been working together, but nothing is concluded," said Robert Moody, Brown's attorney.

The three defendants, who will appear May 3 before 4th District Judge Ray M. Harding, are charged with misusing public money, theft and tax evasion in connection with the $3.5 million scandal that broke a year ago. The men in February pleaded not guilty to the charges.