Wayne County Ex-Prosecutor Faces Perjury Charges

Ex-drug prosecutor faces perjury, misconduct trial

Wayne County’s former top drug prosecutor, Karen Plants, was ordered this afternoon to stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit perjury and five counts of misconduct in office.

Plants, 47, faces up to life in prison if convicted of the conspiracy to commit perjury in a 2005 cocaine trial.

Detroit 36th District Court Judge David S. Robinson Jr. said there was enough evidence to hold Plants over for trial. He said that a prosecutor’s obligation is “more than merely convict, but to do justice.”

Plants’ codefendants, including former Wayne County Circuit Judge Mary Waterstone and former Inkster police officers Robert McArthur and Scott Rechtzigel, will learn tomorrow if they will face trial.

Via Detroit Free Press


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