Grand Jury Sought in Lawmaker's Party Switch

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MASON, Mich. (AP) -- The Democratic leader in Michigan's Senate is seeking a one-person grand jury to look into a fellow lawmaker's last-minute switch to the Republican Party.
Sen. Gretchen Whitmer filed a complaint Wednesday in Ingham County Circuit Court in Mason.
Rep. Roy Schmidt was a Grand Rapids Democrat who switched to the GOP just before the filing deadline for the Aug. 7 primary. He recruited his son's friend to be his Democratic opponent. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger worked to have Schmidt make the switch.
Whitmer says in a release the case should be investigated further to "make a determination as to whether crimes were committed."
Republican Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth said no criminal laws had been broken.
John Truscott, a spokesman for Schmidt, says Whitmer's complaint has no merit.

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  • by Jay Location: Lansing on Aug 23, 2012 at 05:58 AM
    Oh and because John Truscott says "no criminal laws had been broken". Truscott who works for republicans who are biggest criminals in the world. Truscott should be investigated along with Rossman and both put in jail.
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