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Michigan Making Progress In Diverting Individuals With Mental Health Issues From Incarceration

Jail diversion pilot programs showing positive outcomes LANSING – Progress is being made in efforts to provide crucial care to residents with mental health issues to help keep them out of the criminal justice system, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said. In 2014, the Mental Health Diversion Council, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health […]

State Warns of Impostors Posing as Water Officials in Flint

Flint Residents Reminded to Always Request and Check IDs of Visitors FLINT, Mich. – The Flint Water Plant has received reports from residents about an unknown group of up to nine individuals entering homes, sampling water and making repairs without presenting official identification. The group gives the residents water sampling bottles for follow-up testing, but […]

Schuette Statement on the Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “Justice Antonin Scalia was an intellectual giant that stood for the Constitution and the rule of law, often with his own unique way of phrasing and wit. My prayers go to the family […]

Schuette Announces $470 Million National Settlement with HSBC, Michigan Borrowers Will Benefit

Agreement will provide monetary relief, require HSBC to change mortgage loans service process to better protect borrowers LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage related abuses. Michigan borrowers are expected to receive over $3.5 million as part of the […]

AG Schuette Charges Former Survivor Contestant with Possession of Child Pornography and Racketeering

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General today charged Michael Skupin, 54, of Oakland County, with six counts of possession of Child Sexually Abusive Materials, five counts of Larceny by Conversion, and one count of Racketeering- Conducting a Criminal Enterprise for his role in allegedly running and promoting a Ponzi scheme. “Not only did this man rob […]

Former Aramark Supervisor Gets Up to 5 Years in Assault-for-Hire Plot

Former prison employee recruited inmate to orchestrate assault of another inmate in retaliation for relative’s murder LANSING –Michigan Attorney General today announced the sentencing of Michael Robert Young, 27, of Kincheloe, to 24 months to 5 years in prison after he asked an inmate at the prison where he worked to orchestrate the assault of […]

Schuette Adds Special Counsel & Ex-FBI Chief to Flint Water Probe

Former prosecutor Todd Flood and retired FBI chief Andrew Arena to join Schuette as investigation continues forward LANSING –  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he has named former prosecutor Todd Flood as Special Counsel in his probe of the Flint water crisis and that retired Detroit FBI chief Andrew Arena will also join […]

Action Taken Against DEQ Officials Involved In Flint Water Testing

LANSING, Mich. – As a result of the pending questions regarding employee actions related to water testing in Flint, action was taken today against two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees, Gov. Rick Snyder said. “Michiganders need to be able to depend on state government to do what’s best for them and in the case […]

State Treasurer approves changes to Flint governance structure

Follows recommendation from RTAB State Treasurer Nick Khouri today, signed off on amendments to two existing emergency manager orders that will provide additional authority to the city’s mayor, following a recommendation approved by members of the city’s receivership transition advisory board (RTAB) today. Effective immediately, the mayor has authority to appoint the city administrator and […]

Gwinn Felon Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Firearm

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — Kevin Leonard Houle, 42, of Gwinn, Michigan, was sentenced to 84 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. announced today. U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar also ordered Houle to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. On August 4, 2015, Houle pleaded guilty to being a […]

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