State Police, AG release findings on Courser and Gamrat probe, pair to face charges

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The state attorney general and the Michigan State Police have just released the results of their investigation into former state representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat.

After months of investigation Todd Courser will be charged with four felonies, including one count of perjury for lying under oath and three counts of Misconduct in Office. Those charges have a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.

Cindy Gamrat also faces two felony counts of Misconduct in Office. Those carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.

Gamrat attorney Michael Nichols tells 6 News “I’ve instructed her not to talk now that charges are pending. I’m looking forward to reviewing the charge. I think Bill Schuette expects that she doesn’t have any fight left.”

““Instead of serving their home towns, they served only themselves at the expense of everyone else.,” Attorney General Bill Schuette

Courser, who resigned rather than be expelled, and Gamrat, who was kicked out, were ousted from their posts in September.

After the scandal broke in August, the freshmen Republican House members asked to be censured. But the Republican-led House pursued expulsion.

Attorney General Bill Schuette today released the results of the investigation of emails, electronic devices and computers that was done at the request of the State House of Representatives following the expulsion of Gamrat and the resignation of Courser last fall.

They were accused of using state resources to cover up their affair.

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