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Michigan Supreme Court justice charged with fraud (Dem)
Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2013 | ED WHITE Associated Press

Posted on 01/20/2013 6:20:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625

Federal prosecutors have filed a fraud charge against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway, just a few days before she leaves the state's highest court in a scandal involving the sale of a Detroit-area home and suspicious steps taken to conceal property in Florida.

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Hathaway was halfway through an eight-year term on the court, the result of a major election upset over then-Chief Justice Cliff Taylor in 2008. Her victory put Democrats in control of the court for a two-year period. She was a Wayne County judge before joining the Supreme Court.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Florida; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: clifftaylor; demagogicparty; demwitcrook; detroit; dianehathaway; dncrico; florida; michigan; rico; typicaldncmorals; waynecounty
You had to go almost to the end of the article to discover she's a Dem. Typical for AP.
1 posted on 01/20/2013 6:21:05 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625
Seems to be a case of someone showing (1) bad judgment in getting over extended financially and then (2) not having the sense to realize it when it was time to shed some worldly possessions.

She will be going from living in two very big houses to considerably less lavish living accommodations. Jail.

2 posted on 01/20/2013 6:25:02 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I doubt she'll be doing any actual jail time and she'll still draw around $100,000 per year on her pension. At this point its almost worth it to have her gone.

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3 posted on 01/20/2013 6:28:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PapaBear3625

All the school shooters were dems or children of dems too...
Ideas have consequences... New Orleans mayor was on the take too... Dem cities have the most crime.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 6:29:29 AM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Chances are she won’t spend a minute in jail.

These people ALWAYS protect their own.


5 posted on 01/20/2013 6:30:54 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

She should. As the article put it...

If she walked into a bank with a note and demanded $500,000 and then was caught, she would go to jail.

Essentially, that is what she did, except for the part about actually walking into a bank branch. She used a piece of paper to steal a lot of money.


6 posted on 01/20/2013 6:37:50 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: PapaBear3625

She sounds like a typical Democrat attorney to me.


7 posted on 01/20/2013 6:39:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: gunsequalfreedom

It wasn’t just bad judgement. It looks like she engaged in fraud, concealing a major asset ($600K Florida home) by transferring to her kid, before negotiating with the bank over her Florida home, which means bank fraud.


8 posted on 01/20/2013 6:41:09 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: unixfox
Chances are she won’t spend a minute in jail. These people ALWAYS protect their own.

That's probably why Holder's people did federal charges. It protects her from state charges (double jeopardy). Then, Holder can stall the case for a couple of years, and quietly drop it.

9 posted on 01/20/2013 6:43:54 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Good thing the case did not start in Michigan. Probably in Florida when it began, no one knew her position in Michigan.

She must be a pretty poor attorney...she can quit claim the property but she cannot quit claim the indenture which is a lien on the property and in her name.

Holder won’t need to forestall it either, just apply the Corzine template: Democrat or Republican. If Democrat dismiss the case.


10 posted on 01/20/2013 6:54:09 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: PapaBear3625

Surprised the feds did not cover this up. Usually the Obama “Justice” Department protects its own...some kind of screw-up.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 7:01:03 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Mouton

In Michigan, members of the Supreme Court are nominated by the two parties and run on a non-partisan ballot...I’m not kidding...she was selected by the Dems because of her long, leggy look, she carries herself like a platform model...of course the low information Dem voters went for her.

Now look at what they’ve got.


12 posted on 01/20/2013 7:04:16 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: PapaBear3625

Talk about crazy eyes, enjoy your time in the slammer.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 7:07:24 AM PST by DAC21
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To: PapaBear3625

The short sale in Michigan allowed the couple to erase nearly $600,000 in mortgage debt on the $1.5-million Grosse Pointe Park home, which eventually sold for $850,000. The debt-free Windermere, Fla., home then went back into their names.

The maximum penalty on conviction of bank fraud is 30 years in prison.


14 posted on 01/20/2013 7:12:01 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PapaBear3625

Hathaway, 58, filed retirement papers with the state
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Retiring at 58. A soft lannding if there ever was one.


15 posted on 01/20/2013 7:15:36 AM PST by Starboard
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To: PapaBear3625

The silver lining is Snyder will probably appoint the next Conservative runner-up that missed out in 2012. His or Her name escapes me.


16 posted on 01/20/2013 7:22:23 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: PapaBear3625
Even the information in this article is dishonest. Her Florida home is in Windermere Lakes on Butler Bay Drive, North. Windermere is very expensive and somewhat exclusive. Her property is waterfront and a quick search on Realtor.com shows the only waterfront property in Windermere Lakes for sale is listed for $1,199,000 dollars. Her home has 4245 sq. ft of living area according to the property appraiser and the one for sale has 4308 so it's comparable. The $600k value is her taxable value, NOT the actual value. Her and her husband are typical DEM scum.
17 posted on 01/20/2013 7:29:52 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: GOPJ

Dem cities have the most crime.
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One notable thing about Dems — they have deep streaks of envy in them. Nearly all of the Dems I know and have worked with had an entitlement like attitude about money. They think they deserve the trappings of wealth, and lots of it. After all, they consider themselves superior to the rest of the masses so its no surprise when you see them taking ethical and legal shortcuts to get it.


18 posted on 01/20/2013 7:39:17 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Doogle

The maximum penalty on conviction of bank fraud is 30 years in prison.
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Not if you’re a Democrat in good standing with the Party. Very unlikely she’ll ever do any real time.


19 posted on 01/20/2013 7:45:07 AM PST by Starboard
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Supreme Court (D-MI) Justice Hathaway now expected to
plead guilty to felony bank fraud involving over $600,000





20 posted on 01/20/2013 8:08:06 AM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: kjo; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; InterceptPoint; jazminerose; PGalt; theothercheek; GreatOne; ...
Usually the Obama “Justice” Department protects its own...some kind of screw-up.

You hit the nail on the head. And conversely, they have no hesitation to to go after Pubbies with full fury and indignation. That double standard is why we call it the Obama INJustice Department!!!

And speaking of fraud of all kinds (most importantly, in rigging elections, particularly the last presidential race), that's a cornerstone of the Democratic Party's program, policy, and power nationally.

21 posted on 01/20/2013 8:45:27 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: PapaBear3625; theothercheek; AJFavish; David; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Red Steel; jazminerose; ...
That's probably why Holder's people did federal charges. It protects her from state charges (double jeopardy).

You are incorrect on that: the "double jeopardy" clause of the US Constitution does not protect the same individual from being prosecuted by both the federal and state governments on criminal charges arising from the same set of events. The US Supreme Court decided that in a landmark case in the 1950s, so, even though it may seem to be unjust, that's been accepted constitutional law since then.

IIRC, back in the 1990s, some police officer(s) involved in the Rodney King case were acquitted on California charges, but then charged by the feds for civil rights violations.

22 posted on 01/20/2013 9:56:48 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: PapaBear3625

Holder may still protect her, but it is proper to file federal charges because this is a federal crime.


23 posted on 01/20/2013 10:04:06 AM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: justiceseeker93
the "double jeopardy" clause of the US Constitution does not protect the same individual from being prosecuted by both the federal and state governments on criminal charges arising from the same set of events.

True. I'm not going to hunt it down now but I know of a Detroit case where a man came home and found 3 people breaking into his house (for the 3rd time that week). The guy chased them and cornered 1 man in an alley and killed him.

The local judge was very lenient and gave the guy two years with the actual jail time amounting to some 6 months. The feds charged the guy and gave him 15. BTW, both the shooter and the deserving ammo receptacle were black.
24 posted on 01/20/2013 10:10:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

If your story is correct, the federal charge was probably felon in possesion (of a gun that had moved interstate). A pure murder not on fed or indian land wouldn’t be in fed court. Felon in possession, on the other hand, could be. And if many past offenses, he could get up to 15.


25 posted on 01/20/2013 10:32:51 AM PST by BohDaThone
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To: PapaBear3625

Filing state charges is not “double jeopardy” if there is a state statute that was violated.


26 posted on 01/20/2013 5:15:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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