Former Ingham Co. Prosecutor pleads guilty in prostitution case

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Lansing-area prosecutor forced out of office in a scandal over prostitutes has pleaded guilty.

Stuart Dunnings III pleaded guilty Tuesday to misconduct in office, a felony, and soliciting a prostitute, a misdemeanor. He struck a deal with the attorney general's office in exchange for the dismissal of 14 other charges in three counties.

Attorney General Bill Schuette says he'll seek a prison sentence for the 63-year-old Dunnings, who was the Ingham County prosecutor for nearly 20 years.

Dunnings declined to comment after the court hearing in Jackson.

He was arrested at a coffee shop in March. Authorities pursued Dunnings based on information gathered during a human-trafficking investigation.

Schuette says Dunnings was a public servant "who only served himself."

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1 Comment

  • Joey

    A plea deal for this scum bag? A prosecutor of those who’ve done wrong? A creep who preyed on the vulnerable? Bill Schuette should be embarrassed and ashamed. This will haunt him when he runs for governor for sure.

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