No need to pursue ethics complaint against Hathaway, Michigan judicial watchdog says
Former Supreme Court Justice resigned, pleaded guilty to bank fraud
The state agency that monitors judges for misconduct is dropping its complaint against Diane Hathaway now that she's no longer on the Michigan Supreme Court.
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission said Tuesday there's nothing to gain.
Hathaway pleaded guilty last week to federal bank fraud for shifting properties and failing to disclose assets while trying to dump her Detroit-area home in a short sale. She could go to prison and lose her law license.
View: Hathaway indictment
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The commission filed an ethics complaint against Hathaway and sought her suspension on Jan. 7 while she was still on the Supreme Court.
READ: Hathaway complaint
That led to news that Hathaway had quietly filed retirement papers in December and was planning to quit on Jan. 21.
She was charged with fraud three days before leaving the court.
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