Gov. Rick Snyder has named an assistant prosecutor to replace former Inkster District Judge Sylvia James, kicked off the bench for financial improprieties.
Snyder says he appointed Sabrina Johnson to the suburban Detroit judgeship Wednesday.
Johnson has served as a Wayne County assistant prosecutor in 1996-2002 and from 2008 until now. She had a private law practice in the interim.
She's a graduate of Inkster Cherry Hill High School and Michigan State University, with a law degree from Wayne State University.
The Michigan Supreme Court removed James on July 31 after an investigation found she used a community service fund to travel and promote herself.
James won a primary to regain the job she lost, finishing second behind Johnson. They face off in the Nov. 6 election.
-- Sylvia James