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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:13 PM

Michigan State Sen. Virgil Smith keeps his job, goes to jail

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Reply Michigan State Sen. Virgil Smith keeps his job, goes to jail (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2016 OP
demmiblue Mar 2016 #1

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 02:48 PM

1. Here is the original source:

Source: Freep

Sen. Virgil Smith goes directly to jail, collects $71K

State Sen. Virgil Smith started serving his 10-month jail sentence today as punishment for shooting his ex-wifeís Mercedes-Benz, but he never resigned from his job as a legislator.

So, he will continue to receive his $71,685 annual salary plus benefits while serving time behind bars.

Smith, 36, D-Detroit, had agreed to resign from his job as part of a plea deal in the case, but then a judge said he didnít have authority to impose that as a condition of sentence and took it out of the agreement.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon said earlier this month that Smith could be expelled, voted out of office or resign, but requiring him to step down violates the state constitution.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2016/03/28/state-sen-virgil-smith-hearing/82346318/

Edit: Are you the owner of that site?

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