Bashara attorney ordered to pay fines in contempt case

David Griem to pay $8,000 after being found in civil contempt of court

Published On: Nov 26 2012 12:03:32 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 26 2012 05:39:54 PM EST
DETROIT -

The ex-lawyer for a Detroit-area man whose wife was strangled has been ordered to pay $8,000 in a contempt case.

David Griem is the former attorney for Robert Bashara, who has been called a person of interest in his wife's killing.

A Detroit judge on Monday ordered Griem to pay $8,000 in attorney and court fees after being found in civil contempt of court last month.

Griem was accused of improperly sharing evidence with Bashara's family and issuing unauthorized subpoenas.

He didn't comment after Monday's hearing.

Bashara is a businessman from Grosse Pointe Park. He admitted to trying to hire someone to kill the man charged in the slaying of his wife.

Grosse Pointe Park mother found dead in January

Jane Bashara was found dead Jan. 25 in the back of her SUV in a Detroit alley. She had been reported missing the night before.

A handyman, Joe Gentz, is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.