New hearing date set for ex-Michigan State president charged in Nassar case

Lou Anna Simon faces four counts

Lou Anna Simon in court Dec. 18, 2018. (WDIV)
Lou Anna Simon in court Dec. 18, 2018. (WDIV)

LANSING, Mich. – The former president of Michigan State University who pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to investigators in the investigation of former USA Gymnastics and university doctor Larry Nassar is not due back in court until Jan. 31, 2019. 

A hearing was held Tuesday to set Lou Anna Simon's preliminary examination hearing date in January. Simon remains free on bond after being arraigned on charges. She is facing four counts of lying to a peace officer, according to a felony warrant from the Michigan Attorney General's office.

She is accused of knowingly and willfully making statements about the Nassar investigation that she knew were false or misleading. 

Simon resigned in January after 13 years as president amid criticism of her handling of the Nassar scandal. She was given a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. She also had to surrender her passport to the court. 

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