Judge ousts Macomb County clerk over residency requirement

WARREN (AP) - Karen Spranger has been ordered to leave the office of clerk in Michigan's third-largest county.

Spranger was accused of not living at a house in Warren when she filed to run for Macomb County clerk in 2016. A judge on Tuesday says she's disqualified from the $109,000-a-year job.

Spranger declined to speak to reporters as she left the county government building.

She has said she was poor and unemployed when she ran for office but still was able to live at a house with no utilities.

Spranger was unknown before she won the clerk's race as a Republican.

Published: Thu, Mar 29, 2018