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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Iosco County Prosecutor Criticized by Local Press in Anderson Embezzlement Case: Mike Nichols says Favorable Evidence “Hidden” from Public

By Michael Nichols

The Iosco County News-Herald says that the Prosecutor violated the “letter and spirit” of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act in her response to requests for information regarding a high-profile case. In an editorial this week, the newspaper says “if we were endorsing a candidate for the 23rd Circuit Court, we certainly would not endorse the Iosco County Prosecutor.” East Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols is cited as criticizing the prosecutor’s response after reviewing a heavily blacked out set of documents in the editorial. Nichols says that information that exonerates the Iosco Deputy Treasurer, Cathy Anderson, was hidden from the public. A pdf of the editorial can be found here.

81st District Judge Allen C. Yenior is expected to rule any time on Nichols’ objection to a request by the prosecutor to “bindover” the charges to the Circuit Court. Iosco County Prosecutor Nichole Palumbo brought 1 count of “embezzlement by a public official” against Cathy Anderson. Nichols says “the prosecutor brought this case for publicity because she’s running for judge in my opinion. If that is not bad enough, she hid information from the public about what really happened.”

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Peer Recognition

Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

Mike Nichols is recognized by his peers in Michigan as a “SuperLawyer” in DUI/Criminal Defense. Nichols has also been asked to speak at conferences by groups such as the NCDD; Various Bar Associations in other states.