Former Supreme Court Judge Gets Prison Time

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A former Michigan Supreme Court justice has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for bank fraud.
Diane Hathaway returned to Ann Arbor federal court Tuesday for her sentence. She misled a bank and hid assets while trying to negotiate a short sale on her home in Grosse Pointe Park, near Detroit.
Hathaway tearfully told a judge that she's "humiliated" and "disgraced."
Hathaway's attorney said probation and community service would be appropriate. But federal prosecutors wanted prison, noting the many steps that Hathaway took to conceal assets that could have been used to pay her mortgage.
The scandal led to Hathaway's resignation in January and allowed Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court.

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