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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:22 PM

Diane Hathaway, Ex-Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A former Michigan Supreme Court justice pleaded guilty to bank fraud Tuesday for concealing assets, including a Florida home she and her husband owned, while urging a bank to let her unload a Michigan house in a short sale, claiming financial hardship.

Diane Hathaway could face up to 18 months in prison under the terms of her deal with federal prosecutors. But her attorney, Steve Fishman, said after the hearing that he will ask a judge to sentence her to probation.

Hathaway, 58, who resigned from the state's highest court last week, left the courthouse without commenting. U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara had allowed her to answer "yes" to a series of questions about her misdeeds that were read by Fishman.

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Hathaway quit the court on Jan. 21, halfway through an eight-year term. Gov. Rick Snyder has yet to name her replacement, but the new justice will expand the Republican majority to 5-2, at least through 2014.

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Thanks a fucking lot, Diane!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:32 PM

1. She should serve prison time to set an example

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:35 PM

2. Yes she should just like you or I would if it was us that committed this crime. I worked hard

for her election and I'm very pissed off that we will now have a 5-2 conservative court.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:41 PM

3. Soapy Williams is turning in his grave!

As one of the great Michigan governors, and a state Supreme Court justice, G. Mennen Williams was the real deal. A real Democrat.

Here he is on the What's My Line? quiz program.


And here's an essay about him: Why Soapy Williams Still Matters.

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