JTC says James should go

Michigan Radio is reporting this afternoon that the Judicial Tenure Commission says District Court Judge Sylvia James should lose her job and pay back $81,000 in public money.

The commission has sent its recommendation to the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Judge James found guilty

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that 22nd District Court Chief Judge Sylvia James has been found guilty of misusing public funds.

Retired Washtenaw County Judge Ann Mattson was appointed special master over the case. She ruled that James had “demonstrated ‘a lack of respect for the law’ by lying to the commission and misappropriating funds,” according to the Freep.