Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
LANSING -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after the sentencing of former Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel. Strampel was sentenced before Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk to 11 months in county jail on count one of Misconduct in Office and one year in jail on counts two and three of Willful Neglect of Duty – all to be served concurrently.
“Today’s sentencing sends a resoundingly clear message to public officials: If you brandish your power to demean, insult, harass, objectify, and abuse women, you will be held accountable.
“We appreciate the court’s decision and commitment to ensuring justice in this case was served. While Mr. Strampel’s sentence will never give back the years of pain and suffering his victims had to endure, the persistence of these courageous survivors made certain that he could no longer hide behind the title he once held to escape the reach of justice.”