Latest Michigan Attorney General's Office News

Michigan AG to review police questioning of man over staring

Aug. 16, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general has ordered an investigation of police in suburban Detroit who questioned a black man when a woman claimed he was staring at her. Dana Nessel said Friday that her civil rights division will review the conduct of Royal Oak police following the Tuesday...

Michigan OKs $1.3M compensation for man exonerated of murder

Aug. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man exonerated in the 1985 arson-related slayings of his wife and young daughters will receive $1.3 million from the state after fighting to get compensation under a law his case helped inspire. Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday approved the award for David Gavitt under the...

Enbridge says gap opens beneath Great Lakes oil pipeline

Aug. 7, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday. The Canadian company said the opening between the pipe and the bottom of...

Ex-dean with oversight of Larry Nassar gets 1 year in jail

Aug. 7, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University dean with oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar was ordered Wednesday to serve up to a year in jail after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office that stemmed from claims he sexually harassed students. William...

Unmarked buildings, quiet legal help for accused priests

Jul. 29, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down...

Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

Jul. 29, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in a series of tiny Midwestern towns as they were escorted into dingy warehouses and offices. Neighbors had no idea some of them might have been accused sexual predators....

Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

Jul. 29, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night.?? Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town?as?they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down...

Lawyer for former priest denies new sex abuse allegations

Jun. 28, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Catholic priest facing sexual abuse charges as part of the Michigan attorney general's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse is denying the new allegations. Vincent DeLorenzo, who served several Michigan churches, was charged last month with criminal sexual...

Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Jun. 27, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk" and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes running through the Straits of...

Michigan attorney general sues to shut down 66-year-old dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes

Jun. 27, 2019 10:58 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan attorney general sues to shut down 66-year-old dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes.