A Michigan State Police detective said he believed House Speaker Jase Bolger and state Rep. Roy Schmidt may have conspired to commit perjury when they recruited a fake Democratic candidate to run for a Grand Rapids House seat, records obtained by the Free Press show.
Detective Sgt. Robert Davis swore in an affidavit for obtaining search warrants that Bolger and Schmidt may have committed the crime if they helped 22-year-old Matt Mojzak file his affidavit of candidacy knowing that his residency information was false, according to records obtained under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act.
Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth shut down the investigation before Davis was able to execute three search warrants that a judge approved -- including one for the cell phone records of Bolger, R-Marshall.
Forsyth, a Republican, said he didn't believe continuing the investigation was fruitful because he concluded no crime had been committed....