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Get your child support business in order

Many Courts in Wayne County are offering amnesty on tickets in the upcoming 30 days. This is also a great time to address any child support issues with the Wayne County Friend of the Court.

In fact, The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic will be on hand to assist. In a collaborative effort, Wayne County Friend of the Court is conducting a FREE child support help program on Saturday, April 16 at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., in the “Friends Auditorium” from 1–4 p.m.

Attendees will have the chance to sit one-on-one with volunteer family law attorneys, who will assist in completing motion packets and provide some legal direction on child support, parenting time, and custody issues. All services are provided at no costs.

There will be a brief informational session on the importance of being proactive with your child support and paternity issues, as well as introductions to the Third Circuit Court “Specialty Court Dockets.” Child support professionals will be on site to register participants on the MiChildSupport website, and there will be staff dedicated to assisting the public with completing “Michigan State Discharge of Arrearage” packets.

This is an arrest free zone. More 150 people attended the event in October 2015 and received the help they needed.


Judge who faced embezzlement case gets delayed sentence

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge who was suspended while facing embezzlement charges is getting a delayed sentence.

Lapeer County Circuit Judge Byron Konschuh (KON'-shoo) was charged in 2014 with embezzling about $4,000 while serving as the county prosecutor.

He denied stealing money and says he was falsely accused. He's expected to return to the bench.

Genesee County Circuit Judge Geoffrey Neithercut on Thursday gave Konschuh a 90-day delayed sentence after Konschuh pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor of failing to account for county money.
The Flint Journal reports that the charge and the case will be dismissed if Konschuh stays out of trouble until July 1.

State police handled the investigation. Prosecutors had said Konschuh used money from a bad-check recovery program to pay for office meals and snacks.


Court won’t review  murder conviction

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of a Flint man convicted in the death of an elderly woman who died when he was 14.

The Flint Journal reports the court issued an order Tuesday saying it wouldn’t review the murder conviction of 19-year-old Mark Jones Jr., after the state appeals court upheld the guilty verdict.

Seventy-three-year-old Merlyne Wray was robbed and shot in her home in 2010. Jones was convicted in 2013. He is serving a 40-to-60-year prison sentence.