Michigan AG Nessel argues employees fired over private marijuana use should still be eligible for unemployment benefits
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed an amicus brief on Monday, arguing that a person who is fired for marijuana use outside of their workspace should still be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Michigan AG’s office clears Shelby Township officer in 2018 fatal shooting of 25-year-old man
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has cleared a Shelby Township police officer on Tuesday of any criminal wrongdoing related to a 2018 fatal shooting. On Nov. 3, 2018, officer Jason Zuk shot and killed 25-year-old Kanwarbir Malhi, who was allegedly acting aggressively toward police. AdThe shooting happened about 1 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2018, when Shelby Township police responded to reports of an occupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Spring Lane apartment complex. Police said that although Malhi told officers he was armed, it was determined that he did not have a weapon. AdAG’s office files charges against Lowell officerIn addition to reviewing the case in Shelby Township, Nessel reviewed and moved to file charges on Tuesday against Lowell police officer Jason Diaz.
Michigan attorney general warns of law enforcement scam calls
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning residents of scammers posing as law enforcement agencies or other companies, demanding payment for warrants or services via gift cards. “Make sure to be aware that no law enforcement agency will ever contact you by phone demanding that you pay, regardless of payment method, for your warrant to disappear. Spoofing allows scammers to disguise their actual phone numbers and instead show a local phone number on the caller ID. “The framework of these scams – whether it’s a law enforcement, grandparent, or tech support scam – are always the same. AdTo report fraud or if you have a general consumer complaint, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Team online or by calling 877-765-8388.
Michigan AG Nessel, Gov. Whitmer, SOS Benson want attorneys who filed election lawsuits to be disbarred
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion for sanctions against four attorneys who filed a lawsuit of unproven claims about the November election on behalf of several Trump supporters. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, are now asking for disbarment of the attorneys. All three filed complaints with the Attorney Grievance Commission asking that Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom, Stefanie Juntilla and Sidney Powell be disbarred. Michigan had the highest voter turnout in state history in the 2020 presidential election with about 5.5 million votes cast. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a call with media that she’s looking to keep that momentum going and make it easier to vote.
A look at the evidence collected against Gov. Snyder in the Flint water crisis
Rick Snyder is expected to be among a group of people facing charges in connection with the Flint water crisis. On Wednesday it was announced Snyder is facing charges of willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis. The evidence reportedly includes potential email evidence of Snyder allegedly being warned about the danger a year before the city moved from using water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to water from the Flint River, and a Legionnaire’s disease cover-up. Brian Lennon, Snyder’s attorney, said criminal prosecution would be “outrageous.”“It is outrageous to think any criminal charges would be filed against Gov. In August 2020, a settlement of a lawsuit filed was reached on behalf of residents of Flint who were harmed by lead-tainted water.
Flint water crisis prosecution team to discuss findings from investigation
The Flint Water Plant tower is shown in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Some Flint residents impacted by months of lead-tainted water are looking past expected charges against former Gov. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Findings from an investigation into the Flint water crisis are expected to be revealed along with charging decisions during a news conference Thursday morning. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be joined by Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy, of the Flint water crisis prosecution team. Rick Snyder is facing charges of willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis.
Flint water crisis prosecution team to announce findings in investigation
The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)FLINT, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be joined by Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy for a news conference Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. The news conference will announce the outcome of the state’s criminal investigation. Rick Snyder is facing charges of willful neglect. Read: Ex-Michigan governor faces 2 charges in Flint water scandalRELATED:
Flint residents react to expected charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder
FLINT, Mich. – In wake of the news that Michigan plans to charge former Gov. Rick Snyder and other ex-officials in a Flint water investigation, residents said they have been waiting for someone to be held accountable. Palladeno is too worn down to be the water warrior he’s been in the past, and there is skepticism of the upcoming charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder in Flint water probeREAD: Former Flint mayor weighs in on charges expected in water crisis investigationArthur Woodson was maybe the original water warrior, hounding the city from the start.
Michigan attorney general answers important questions ahead of Election Day
Election day has arrived, and Local 4 spoke with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to answer some of the most important questions that are still causing confusion for some residents. Election 2020: How WDIV reports election resultsYou can read Nessel’s answers to these questions below. Any form of intimidation or harassment at a polling place is a felony. What should I do if I encounter someone at my polling place who makes me feel unsafe? Are we going to see final results of the Michigan vote on election night?
Michigan AG signs agreement with Ann Arbor company after alleged price gouging
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Attorney General has signed an agreement with Ann Arbor janitorial equipment supplier A.M. In late March, AG Dana Nessel’s office opened an investigation into the business after receiving complaints about price gouging practices. Cleaning & Supplies alleging that it had drastically increased prices of hand sanitizer, a sought-out product during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 11, the AG’s office sent a cease and desist letter to the company. Cleaning & Supplies, L.L.C.
Livingston County sheriff questions open carry ban at polls on Election Day
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Sheriff Mike Murphy in Livingston County is asking people not to open carry on Election Day. The order being that open carry of firearms are banned on Election Day at polling locations, clerk’s offices or an absentee counting board in an effort to prevent voter intimidation. But open carry, there’s no statute that prevents somebody from doing that,” Murphy said. Michael Sedlak, who is the clerk in Livingston County’s Green Oak Charter Township, said that open carry has never been a problem, but he and the sheriff believe that calling attention to the issue could backfire. If MSP does show up, Murphy said he will not get in their way, while Sedlak said he will welcome them with open arms.
AG Nessel, Humane Society warn consumers of puppy scams during COVID-19 pandemic
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the Humane Society of the United Sates are warning consumers about puppy scams as people try to purchase or adopt dogs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nessel has reported a surge in complaints of internet scammers trying to exploit people who want to adopt a dog. My office continues to prioritize protecting residents from predatory and deceptive business practices, and these puppy scams will ultimately result in heartbreak and financial loss. Always do your homework before making any purchase online to avoid being taken advantage of.Scammers will also charge high fees to take advantage of victims. Since 2018, the Michigan Department of Attorney General has received nearly 50 complaints of alleged puppy scams - 26 of these complaints came in 2020.
Groups call on attorney general to stop Nestle from taking Michigan water for huge profit
LANSING, Mich. – Environmental groups are calling on the attorney general to stop Nestle from taking Michigan water almost for free and turning it into a huge profit. Residents were outraged when Nestle struck a deal that allowed it to pump 1.1 million gallons of water per day from Michigan for a total of $200 per year. The debate over Pure Michigan water and Nestle is raging on, and now Attorney General Dana Nessel is being asked to get in on the fight. It’s time to put a stop to this violation of the public trust mandate of our constitution.”Environmentalists said they can tell damage has been done from Nestle pumping water out to bottle at the pumping sight near Evart, Michigan. Local 4 Consumer Investigator Hank Winchester reached out to Nessel for her reaction.
Watch Live: Gov. Whitmer, AG Nessel to discuss federal relief funds for Michigan schools
LANSING, Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel are set to discuss the use of federal relief funds for Michigan schools. Whitmer and Nessel will address the steps taken by the state to ensure those funds are properly allocated to public and private schools across the state. They are expected to speak around 2 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch live in the stream above.
AG Dana Nessel and President Trump trade insults after Ypsilanti visit
On his way out of the state, President Donald Trump, sounded off about a third Michigan woman in power in as many days, this time naming Attoreny General Dana Nessel in a insult laden tweet. The Wacky Do Nothing Attorney General of Michigan, Dana Nessel, is viciously threatening Ford Motor Company for the fact that I inspected a Ventilator plant without a mask, Mr. Trump said in a tweet. A court just upheld that, upheld the governor's orders just hours ago, and even in Ford it is their own policy. The president is like a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules, Nessel said in an interview with CNNs Wolf Blitzer referencing a court case brought by Republican state legislators. Host of NBCs Meet The Press, Chuck Todd, said on Friday that Nessel should proceed with caution.