State’s watchdog over judiciary says judge shouldn’t be paid

January 16, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state’s watchdog over the judiciary has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to suspend a Livingston County judge without pay amid allegations of misconduct.

The Livingston Daily Press & Argus and WHMI report the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission made the request Tuesday to the state’s high court regarding District Judge Theresa Brennan, who separately was charged last month with perjury and destroying evidence in her divorce case.

Brennan was barred from hearing cases in June after the commission issued its formal complaint .

A commission official wrote “the public’s confidence in the judiciary is eroded when a judge continues to enjoy the perquisites of her office after having admitted to engaging in felonious conduct.”

The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from Brennan’s attorney.

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