High court: Conviction of former coach in Nassar sexual abuse investigation will not be reinstated
Michigan’s Supreme Court turned down an application by the state’s attorney general to reinstate the conviction of a retired Michigan State University gymnastics coach who was accused of lying to investigators about convicted campus sports doctor Larry Nassar.arabamericannews.com
AG appeals dismissal of case against MSU coach who sent athletes to Nassar
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking to appeal a Court of Appeals decision that reversed the conviction of a former MSU gymnastic coach found guilty of lying to police in a lower court. That conviction was reversed in a Dec. 21, 2021 state Court of Appeals ruling. The case against Klages centered on two gymnasts who told investigators they reported sexual assaults to Klages in the late 1990s. “I wish she would have just said, I’m sorry,” Boyce said in the Ingham County courthouse following Klages’ conviction. More on MLive:Nessel ends Nassar investigation, says MSU not being forthcomingLegislators ask MSU to release recordsMichigan State fined record $4.5M for Nassar controversy by U.S. Department of EducationEx-Olympics coach linked to Larry Nassar case dies in suicide after being charged with trafficking, assaulting gymnastsGym owner linked to Larry Nassar charged with trafficking, sexually assaulting gymnastsmlive.com
Former MSU Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages Wins Appeal On Nassar-Related Conviction
The Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach's conviction for lying to investigators about her knowledge of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.detroit.cbslocal.com
‘You will have shut the door on the pursuit of justice’ -- MSU, AG reach stalemate in Nassar investigation
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said the investigation into Michigan State University involvement with Larry Nassar is going nowhere. According to the Attorney General’s office, the investigation remains inconclusive and nearly 6,000 school documents have not been released to investigators. Nessel sent a letter to the MSU Board of Trustees Wednesday and requested access to the 6,000 documents. “You will have shut the door on the pursuit of justice,” Nessel said in the letter. Klages was convicted of lying to a police officer in the Nassar investigation and sentenced to 90 days jail.
Judge sentences ex-Michigan State University coach to jail in Nassar-related case
LANSING, Mich. A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Klages testified at trial, and in a tearful statement Tuesday, that she did not remember being told about abuse. Related: Michigan State University fined $4.5M in sex assault case against Larry NassarTwo women testified in November 2018 that in 1997 they told Klages that Nassar had sexually abused them and spoke Tuesday in court ahead of the sentencing. If the case had not involved Nassar, her lawyer has said, Klages would never have been found guilty. Related: Nassar-related charges against former Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon dismissedAnna Liz Nichols is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative.
EX-MSU gymnastics coach sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police about Larry Nassar case
INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. Former Michigan State University Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Tuesday for lying to police in the Larry Nassar case. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassars abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She continued to claim she didnt know anything regarding Nassars abuse of girls and young women. But two of those gymnast, who were just teens at the time, said they came to Klages pleading for help. Attorney General Dana Nessel said Klages knew about the abuse and did nothing.
Former MSU gymnastics coach was reluctant to believe Nassar victims
Klages spent 27 years at MSU as a gymnastics coach and was one of Larry Nassar's most vocal defenders until just about the bitter end. They said she lied when she denied that Nassar victims told her they were assaulted by him. READ: Former MSU gymnastics coach charged with lying to investigators about knowledge of Nassar's abuseKlages held a team meeting the day the initial story appeared in the Indianapolis Star in Sept. 2016. At one point she told the team she believed the child pornography found on his computer was a set-up. Months later, Klages told investigators Nassar had deceived her for decades.