Disgraced ex-prosecutor gets probation, loses his license

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) – A former prosecutor has been placed on probation and must give up his lawyer’s license after having a romantic relationship with a woman while dealing with his sexual assault case.

The woman said Brian Kolodziej was a predator who used his post as deputy attorney general to manipulate her.

Kolodziej was sentenced in Isabella County Court on Friday, a month after making an indisputable plea of ​​willful misconduct.

Judge Sara Spencer-Noggle said she wanted to give him a prison sentence, but that would have been outside sentencing guidelines, The Morning Sun reported.

The judge said Kolodziej also amended documents in the case against Ian Elliott, a former student at Central Michigan University.

Elliott insisted he had consensual sex with the woman in 2016 after meeting her at a bar in Mount Pleasant, but he made a clear plea of ​​third-degree criminal sexual conduct and was sent to jail.

After Kolodziej’s relationship with the woman was discovered in 2019, Elliott was allowed to withdraw his plea. He later made a clear plea of ​​misdemeanor and was transferred to a county jail.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Dana Nessel dropped the charges in another Kolodziej case. Two Oakland County men have been charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child under the age of 13.

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