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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:03 PM

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Charged With Fraud

Source: Associated Press

By ED WHITE Associated Press
DETROIT January 20, 2013 (AP)

Federal prosecutors have filed a fraud charge against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway, just a few days before she leaves the state's highest court in a scandal involving the sale of a Detroit-area home and suspicious steps taken to conceal property in Florida.

The charge was filed Friday as a criminal "information," which means it was negotiated and that a guilty plea is expected in federal court. Defense attorney Steve Fishman declined to comment Saturday.

Hathaway is resigning Monday, months after a series of questionable real estate transactions first were revealed by a Detroit TV station. Hathaway and her husband, Michael Kingsley, deeded a Florida home to a relative while trying to negotiate a short sale on a house they couldn't afford in Grosse Pointe Park.

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder will choose Hathaway's successor and likely stretch the GOP's majority to 5-2.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/michigan-supreme-court-justice-charged-fraud-18259423



Thanks to her...Michigan will now have a Supreme Court stacked 5-2 in favor of the repukes.

Forget trying to undo anything the lame-duck legislators rammed into law...

I hope she does some serious time if found guilty to reflect on her fucking 'greed'!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:20 PM

1. Maybe they should stop electing Republican governors and supreme court justices.

Just sayin'

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. She's a lifelong Dem.

Sad day for justice in Michigan. Been following this, and it looks like she's a crook.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:38 PM

5. She is, that's true, but the Republican ones keep getting elected by the people of the state

That's hardly her fault.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:42 PM

8. Yet the last time Michigan voted in favor of the republican President was 1988, Bush I. Go figure.

Says a lot about the internals of the Dems in this State imho.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:28 AM

11. redistricting, its un-winable for dems right now

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. That's just fucking great

as if things weren't bad enough....thanks a lot Hathaway.

this state is going to take a long time to come back from this current SnyderKochistan regime. I didn't know much about her before this....what kind of record did she have?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:32 PM

4. Would love to know how this deal developed.

There's all kind of illegal things that go on in Florida and if someone has the word "Judge" attached to their name, everybody looks the other way.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:40 PM

6. She deserves to have the book thrown at her......

I don't care if she is a Democrat. There are plenty of unethical and dishonest lawyers and judges out there. They are not above the law.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:59 PM

7. shit

The fact that she negotiated a plea means she will not do any time

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:08 AM

9. I am familiar with this process, and I think her prosecution was politically motivated. Especially

since it was the Judicial Ethics board that brought this up. Wonder if they got an anonymous tip?

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:11 AM

10. So are you saying she didn't do what is alleged and the Fed's are mistaken? eom

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