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36th District Court warns of scam involving individuals posing as court employees

The 36th District Court has been made aware of a scam in which individuals posing as Court employees are calling members of the public from a ghost number being displayed as the Court’s listed telephone number of 313-965-8700. Scammers are contacting individuals and demanding payment from those who have an active warrant. They are also being given instructions on how and where to send payment.

The Court has regular telephone contact with members of the public for valid purposes. However, staff would never contact individuals by telephone to demand payment for an active warrant.  Warrants may only be cancelled by the following: 

• Posting the required bond amount and appearing on a scheduled court date.

• Appearing in Court on the Walk-In Docket, if eligible.

Additionally, the only valid payment methods for fines and costs are as follows:

• Online – Pay Your Tickets Online and enter the applicable information.

• DivDat Kiosks - Click here for locations throughout the Metro Detroit area.

• By Mail – Do not mail cash. Place the citation number on the check or money order and make payable to: 36th District Court, 421 Madison, Attn. Finance Unit, Detroit, MI 48226.

• 24-Hour Drop Box – Located in the Court Lobby – Do not deposit cash. Place the citation number on the check or money order and make payable to: 36th District Court.

• Kiosks – Located throughout the Court Building. Accepts cash or credit card. 

• Cashier’s Window - Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday;  Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday

If you are contacted by anyone demanding payment for 36th District Court, contact your local authorities.

For more information, please visit the Court’s website at http://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/.


Senate panel approves Trump’s attorney  general nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he’ll be once special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation concludes.

The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week.

Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was pushed out by Trump last year over the president’s anger that he had recused himself from the Russia investigation. As the country’s chief law enforcement officer, Barr would oversee the remaining work in Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is currently filling the position and said last week that he believed Mueller’s investigation was nearly complete.


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