Latest Michigan Attorney General's Office News

The Latest: 5 priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan

May. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says prosecutors have brought sexual abuse charges against five Catholic priests as part of her office's...

Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional

May. 22, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional, declaring that lawmakers had no authority to impose a geographic limit a circulating petitions. Democrat Dana Nessel's opinion binds...

Michigan attorney general: Republican-backed lame-duck law making it harder for ballot drives is unconstitutional

May. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan attorney general: Republican-backed lame-duck law making it harder for ballot drives is unconstitutional.

Conflict in Michigan AG's office over Flint water records

May. 1, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general's office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation. Prosecutors led by Fadwa Hammoud, a senior official in the office, want...

Correction: Flint Water story

Apr. 30, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story April 29 about the firing of a special prosecutor in the Flint water investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in February said Todd Flood has "institutional knowledge" and "worked diligently." The remarks were made by...

Michigan AG: I'll move to shut oil pipeline if talks fail

Apr. 29, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general pledged Monday to move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor doesn't find a "swift and straightforward" resolution to the contentious issue. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month halted state agencies' work to facilitate construction of...

The Latest: Flint water prosecutor says 'I gave everything'

Apr. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the firing of the special prosecutor in the Flint water investigation (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A lawyer ousted as special prosecutor in the investigation over Flint's lead-tainted water says the complex cases were handled with professional care. Todd Flood says, "I walk...

Evidence found, prosecutors seek freeze in Flint water case

Apr. 26, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday asked a judge for a six-month timeout in the criminal case against Michigan's former health director after finding a "trove of documents" related to the Flint water crisis in the basement of a state building. The 23 boxes included a file titled "phones/wiped" with the...

Michigan AG: No abortion prosecutions if Roe is reversed

Apr. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Tuesday that she will not enforce a state abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Democrat Dana Nessel, speaking at a Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan conference, told the crowd of abortion rights...

Michigan AG to review 2015 fatal shooting by ICE agent

Apr. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general will look into the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by a U.S. customs agent during a 2015 police raid in Detroit. Laura Moody, chief of staff for Attorney General Dana Nessel, says in a letter to Terrance Kellom's family that the case "will be reviewed by an...