Video shows feces, clutter in house Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger listed as residence
County challenging Spranger's residency
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – The house in Warren that Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger listed as her residence when running for the position is full of feces and clutter.
Spranger said she lived at the house in April of last year.
Sources said a dumpster was at the house last week, but before that, deputies from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office went inside to survey the home as part of a lawsuit challenging Spranger's residency.
Investigators, who wore Hazmat suits, were barely able to get through the front door. Video showed the state of the trashed house.
The video plus water usage records and neighbors will be used to prove that no one has lived in the home for years.
Months ago, the city ordered that no one can live at the house. Someone answered the door when Local 4 visited the house Thursday night, but they closed the door and did not respond again.
The lawsuit challenging Spranger's residency is expected to go to trial next month. If it is found that she lied, she could be removed from office.
Full coverage of Karen Spranger
March 13, 2017: Spranger seeks lawyer for court battle with Hackel
June 28, 2017: Spranger's employees working in fear after security removed
Sept. 22, 2017: Spranger accused of moving, hiding computers overnight
Sept. 28, 2017: Judge rules against Spranger in 'toxic work environment' case
Oct. 25, 2017: Spranger caught on video covering up court order
Nov. 9, 2017: Spranger fails to meet judges' backlog deadline
Nov. 21, 2017: Union files motion to hold Spranger in contempt of court
Nov. 29, 2017: Contempt of court hearing held for Spranger
Nov. 30, 2017: Spranger appears before Board of Commissioners
Nov. 30, 2017: Spranger grilled over massive backlog in her office
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