Charges Dropped Against Blind Activist in Mason, MI

  Mere minutes before his trial was scheduled to begin, the single felony charge against 63-year-old Paul Joseph (Joe) Harcz of Mt. Morris, MI was dropped. Harcz, a blind activist, was arrested while demonstrating outside the Capitol building in Lansing last year.   The arrest took place on September 17, 2015. Harcz had been present […]

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Former Ingham County Prosecutor Wants to Remove Judge From His Case

  Former Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney, now convicted felon Stuart Dunnings III wants to remove a certain local judge from his case. The former Ingham County Prosecutor recently pled guilty in a prostitution case that has caused big scandal in mid Michigan. His newest installment is sure to raise a few eyebrows.   Ingham County […]

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Federal Government to Stop Use of Private Prisons

  Just days ago the federal government announced that it intended to stop its years-long practice of using privately run prisons to house inmates. The plan, explained in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to renew private prison operators’ contracts when they expire or “substantially reduce” the contracts’ scope, plans to phase out […]

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Big Rapids Bank Robbery Suspect Facing Federal Charges

  On June 3rd of 2016, a Comerica Bank was robbed in Ingham County. Ten days later on June 13th, the Four Flags Credit Union in Berrien County was robbed, and then there was no activity for just over a month. Things became more active again when the robber struck again, this time holding up […]

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Couple To Lose Their Home in Michigan Civil Forfeiture?

  The issue of civil forfeiture, particularly in Michigan, has given rise to more heated debates in recent years than most other ‘hot button’ topics. We’ve discussed this subject numerous times in the past, and have worked to keep you updated on proposed bills and changes in state law. But in this particular case, we […]

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Ionia County Meth Lab Operator Pleads Guilty

Kevin Martin, a 44-year-old resident of Belding, Michigan in Ionia County, has entered a guilty plea in a recent meth case. Police in Ionia County say he was cooking methamphetamines in his garage. The fact that the meth lab was located near other buildings in a populated area potentially putting others at risk, makes the […]

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Detroit Man Indicted For Buying Arms From Undercover Agent

Sebastian Gregerson, a 29-year-old resident of Detroit, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to purchase illegal arms from an undercover officer posing as a weapons dealer. But that, it seems, is only the beginning of Gregerson’s troubles.   When the FBI raided Gregorsen’s home recently, aside from the large quantity of […]

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Michigan Teen Likely Headed to Prison For Impersonating a Cop

18-year-old Nicholas M. Fuhst from Otsego County has been accused of having what the prosecutor described as “some dark thoughts.” This led to a felony charge that he just pled no contest to. ‘No contest’ doesn’t mean admitting that you’re guilty, but in the eyes of the court it’s treated just like a guilty plea. […]

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St. Clair County Teen Takes Plea in Attempted Murder Case

15-year-old Daniel Bell III has accepted a plea offer from the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office in a recent attempted murder and robbery case. Unfortunately for Bell, the plea offer doesn’t lighten the load all that much and this young teen is facing at a substantial amount of prison time in his future.   Bell […]

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Marijuana to Remain Illegal Under Federal Law

In 2014, then- US Attorney General Eric Holder said that he was “cautiously optimistic” about efforts to legalize cannabis in the United States. Since then, the number of states that have passed laws legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing possession of pot have grown rapidly. Some states like Colorado and Washington, have very lenient laws. Others, […]

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