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MI AG Nessel Issues Statement on Sentencing of Former State Rep. Todd Courser

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued the following statement after the sentencing of former State Rep. Todd Courser: 

“Today’s sentence closes a case that has had a long and torturous history and reinforces that public officials will not be permitted to wield their power to cause harm to our state or its residents,” Nessel said. “Todd Courser was wise to accept his sentence today and acknowledge responsibility for his actions.”

Courser was sentenced today by Lapeer County Circuit Court Judge Nick Holowka to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine, $500 in court costs, $50 in state fees, and $75 toward the state’s crime victims fund. His terms of probation included 45 days in the county jail. However, the defendant may perform 90 hours community service in lieu of 15 days of incarceration. The remaining 30 days in jail will be held in abeyance until the end of his probation and will be excused if he successfully completes probation.