AG's Office: Judge was not biased in Nassar sentencing

Dr. Larry Nassar, former team physician for USA Gymnastics, in court for sexual assault, Photo Date: 1/24/2018 / Photo: HLN / (MGN)
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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- The Michigan Attorney General's Office says an Ingham County judge was not biased in her handling of the Larry Nassar case.

The AG's office says Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's actions are not justification for Nassar to demand a hearing to be resentenced, according to a court brief filed by the AG's office on May 9.

The brief came in response to two of Nassar's claims pending before the Michigan Court of Appeals. In the claims, Nassar says he was denied impartial and unbiased treatment when Aquilina sentenced him to 40 to 175 years in prison on sexual assault charges in January 2018.

The Michigan Court of Appeals is considering whether or not Nassar should be resentenced by a different judge for his convictions in Ingham County.

Nassar is currently in federal prison, serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography.

He was denied a new federal prison sentence on those charges in August 2018.

In February 2018, Nassar was sentenced by Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham to 40 to 125 years in prison for three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The Michigan Supreme Court denied his request for a new trial in Eaton County last month.

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