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Former assistant attorney general Brian Kolodziej enters plea

Kolodziej agreed to a consent suspension of his license to practice law for a period of 5 years.
Former Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej was forced to resign in September 2019 for...
Former Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej was forced to resign in September 2019 for having a relationship with the victim in a rape case he was assigned to.(cm-life.com)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:56 AM EDT
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WILX) - Wednesday former AAG Brian Kolodziej entered a no contest plea to two counts of willful neglect of duty by a public officer (MCL 750.478).

This is a misdemeanor offense that carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

As part of this plea agreement, Kolodziej agreed to a consent suspension of his license to practice law for a period of 5 years, and the two felony charges of misconduct in office were dismissed.

The plea came as the parties met in preparation yesterday for the preliminary exam which was set to begin on Monday morning. The two sides had been in discussion regarding a possible resolution of this matter for the past few weeks, when both sides agreed to the terms yesterday, and all were present virtually at court, the plea was entered.

Kolodziej resigned in September of 2019 after the attorney general’s office learned that he had a relationship with a woman in a sexual misconduct case at Central Michigan University.

Kolodziej’s sentencing is set for July 16 before the Honorable Sara Spencer Noggle.

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