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Ex-police detective faces charges in embezzlement case

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (AP) — A former police detective in suburban Detroit faces charges in connection with the embezzlement of about $68,000 in forfeiture funds.

Sean Boucher, 45, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in 43rd District Court in Ferndale on conducting a criminal enterprise and embezzlement charges, according to the Michigan Attorney General's office.
Boucher turned himself in Wednesday to state police.

The charges follow an investigation by the FBI Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force into incidents between 2013 and 2017.

The attorney general's office said Boucher was placed on administrative leave in September 2017, suspended by the Hazel Park Police Department and later resigned.

Under state law, funds and property used during or derived from criminal activity can be seized and used to support law enforcement operations through training, equipment and other resources.

The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from Boucher.


WLAM offers speaker series on ‘What’s My Worth?’ Feb. 23

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan’s Gender Equity Committee is proud to present the three-part speaker series of “What’s My Worth?”—conversations exploring compensation, promoting, and self advocacy for women in the legal profession. During these conversations, WLAM will explore different facets of this topic with interactive and informal presentations.

The series kicks off Tuesday, February 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. withA a virtual fireside chat with Courtney Nichols who will share thoughts about preparing for salary discussions for big firm life and how to learn about self value.

The second session will be offered Thursday, March 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. with a focused discussion with Syeda Davidson and Angela Baldwin who will explore  topics of self advocacy for women in the law, the paradox of apologizing, and leadership.

The third session (date TBD) will feature Rita White and Liz Joliffe as business owners who will discuss identifying opportunities of worth, self-promoting, and creating their own brand.

In each of these presentations, attendees will receive helpful tips as well as have the opportunity to voice questions and concerns regarding these important topics.

To register for the online series, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”


Women’s Bar Association hosting online Bar Briefs

The Women’s Bar Association (WBA), Oakland County region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, will host an online Bar Briefs—an informal happy-hour style networking event—on Wednesday, March 17, begining at 5:30 p.m.

To register for the virtual event, visit www.womenlawyers.org and click on “events.”


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