Assemblyman Joe Errigo is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday morning for a status hearing on bribery charges.

Assemblyman Joe Errigo is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday morning for a status hearing on bribery charges.

The Republican lawmaker is accused of taking more than $10,000 to introduce legislation that would give the New York State Department of Transportation the authority to weigh in on zoning incentives approved by town boards for any property that abuts a highway.

Locally, the only project that would be impacted by that legislation is the Whole Foods project in Brighton.

The bill did not pass the assembly.

In early December, Daniele Management & Development, the developers of the Whole Foods project, filed a lawsuit against the assemblyman and the man they think encouraged him to take the bribe.

Errigo was elected to the 133rd Assembly District following the 2016 suicide of incumbent Bill Nojay amid fraud charges. The district includes all of Livingston County and parts of Monroe and Steuben counties. He previously served in the Assembly from 2001 to 2010.

His term ends at the end of this year. Republican Marjorie Byrnes won the seat in November.