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Court upholds prison sentence for doctor

December 17, 2019
DETROIT — A federal appeals court affirmed a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a doctor who performed unnecessary spinal surgeries in California and Michigan, procedures that were described by prosecutors as "plain butchery." Read More

AG Nessel: Prosecutor spoiled cases with misconduct

December 6, 2019
DETROIT — Attorney General Dana Nessel dropped charges last week against two men in suburban Detroit and said a former Central Michigan University student should be allowed to withdraw from a plea bargain after an investigation found misconduct by a prosecutor who handled sexual assault cases. Read More

State says 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed

October 3, 2019
State regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after just a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Read More

FBI searches home of UAW president

September 2, 2019
DETROIT — Federal agents searched the suburban home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in an investigation that has netted labor leaders and auto industry officials and damaged the union's reputation during contract talks with U.S. car companies. Read More

Jury awards more than $3M in bogus epilepsy case

June 26, 2019
DETROIT — A jury has awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. Read More

Prosecutors drop charges in Flint water scandal

June 13, 2019
DETROIT — Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. Read More

Feds drop appeal in genital mutilation case

April 15, 2019
DETROIT — The U.S. Justice Department said a federal ban on genital mutilation should be re-written to protect it from constitutional challenges after a judge in Detroit threw out charges against members of a Muslim sect. Read More

Ex-union exec pleads guilty in corruption probe

April 10, 2019
DETROIT — A former labor leader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to enrich himself and others by having Fiat Chrysler pay for meals, golf and other perks, although he tried to soften his conduct by claiming it was due to bad bookkeeping decisions. Read More

Court reinstates lawsuits against attorney

March 19, 2019
DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has overturned key rulings and reinstated lawsuits against a personal injury lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting two women who worked at his firm. Read More

Judge sentences ex-union leader to prison

March 11, 2019
DETROIT — A labor leader who liked to gamble at a casino has been sentenced to federal prison for embezzling from his union. Read More