Judge won’t face more charges
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge won’t face any additional criminal charges after being found to have concealed a relationship with a detective involved in a murder trial she presided over.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Friday declined a last-minute plea to charge Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan with crimes involving concealing the relationship, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus reported.
The decision comes after the attorney general’s office filed charges last month against Brennan for allegations she committed perjury and destroyed evidence in her divorce case.
Attorney Tom Kizer, who represented Brennan’s husband in the divorce, had sent a letter to the attorney general pressing for action against Brennan for hiding her relationship with former Detective Sgt. Sean Furlong.
“People such as Judge Brennan and Det. Furlong with powerful positions and/or connections should not get a free pass,” Kizer said. “The evidence is overwhelming.”