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Michigan governor signs more bills inspired by Nassar case

Dec. 17, 2018 6:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Laws enacted Monday will give judges more flexibility to admit evidence of a defendant's prior commission of a sex assault, stiffen prison terms related to child pornography and...

Michigan appeals court agrees to look at Nassar sentencing

Dec. 17, 2018 5:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals has agreed to decide whether imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar got an unfair hearing from an outspoken judge who sentenced him to at least 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting young gymnasts. Lansing-area Judge Rosemarie Aquilina made...

Michigan township examining what went wrong with Nassar case

Dec. 12, 2018 1:33 PM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that retired East Lansing police officer Ken Ouellette...

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

Dec. 5, 2018 5:48 PM EST

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee....

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Dec. 5, 2018 4:25 PM EST

USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-renowned gymnastics...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected his associates

Nov. 28, 2018 10:29 AM EST

Michigan State University doctor who resigned last year after learning the school was considering firing her because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been cleared in a state licensing inquiry. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory...

Ex-Michigan State leader in court on Nassar-related charges

Nov. 26, 2018 4:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former president of Michigan State University on Monday made her first court appearance since being charged with lying to investigators about what she knew during the investigation into sexual assault allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Lou Anna...

Ex-Michigan State leader's charges latest in Nassar fallout

Nov. 26, 2018 10:40 AM EST

Michigan State University's former president was due to be arraigned Monday on charges alleging that she lied to police during the investigation into longtime MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar, who received lengthy prison terms for sexually abusing gymnasts and possessing child pornography. Lou Anna Simon is among...

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Nov. 20, 2018 6:09 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar — the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal....

Ex-Michigan state leader's charges latest in Nassar fallout

Nov. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EST

The charging by the Michigan attorney general's office of former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon with lying to police is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced...