MI Attorney General on Dunnings sentencing: “Mr. Dunnings violated the public trust and deserves time behind bars”

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette reacting to the sentence given to former Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III, which says Dunnings III will serve three years probation, with the first year in jail for misconduct in office and using the services of a prostitute.

Schuette said while he’s pleased Stuart Dunnings will be behind bars, he believes the former prosecutor deserves to stay there a little bit longer, simply because Dunnings violated the public’s trust and broke the laws he was responsible for enforcing.

To give you some background that relates to how the Attorney General’s Office was involved with the dunnings case, Schuette charged the former prosecutor back in March of 2016, following a joint investigation with the FBI and Ingham County Sheriff’s Department.

Schuette told reporters Tuesday, that the AG’s office argued their case vigorously for a longer prison term

“I thought it would have been more appropriate to be in prison for ya know at least 2 years,” Schuette said. “Why? It’s because when you hold the public trust, you’re a prosecutor, you’re supposed to enforce the law, not break the law, and that’s what he did and that’s outrageous.”

6 News spoke to a legal expert to get his opinion on Dunnings’ sentence. We’ll have more on that, later tonight on 6 News at 11.


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