Suspended judge gets no relief from high court

LAPEER (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court won't intervene and reinstate a Lapeer County judge who is suspended while facing embezzlement charges.

The court last week turned down a request from Judge Byron Konschuh to throw out a paid suspension ordered by Lapeer County's chief judge.

Konschuh was charged in July with embezzling about $4,000 while serving as the county prosecutor. He denies the allegations.

Konschuh is accused of using money from a bad-check recovery program to pay for office meals and snacks. The Shiawassee County prosecutor contends they're public funds and were misused.

Konschuh was made a judge last year by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

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