Thursday, March 8, 2012

Michigan Judge Accused Of Misappropriating $130K For Personal Expenditures

Sylvia Ann James, 58, of Inkster, Michigan, and a judge sitting on the 22nd District Court bench, has been accused of misappropriating about $130,000 from the Court's Community Service Fund intended to benefit local civic and school groups.  The Community Service Fund is financed by civil and criminal penalties and fines.  The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission has been overseeing hearings in the judicial misconduct case whereby James is accused of improper spending included money for Inkster High School cheerleader uniforms, a school European trip fund, a 1970 class reunion and the Inkster Police Auxiliary.  James has sat on the 22nd District Court as a judge for 23 years.

Read the story herehere and here.

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