New corruption trial date for activist Davis

DETROIT (AP) -- A corruption trial has been moved to February for an activist who has repeatedly sued Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit officials to stop the use of emergency managers.

Robert Davis is accused of stealing $125,000 from the struggling Highland Park school district. Federal authorities say he used companies to submit false invoices for payment and then took a cut of the cash while on the school board. Davis says he's not guilty.

His trial was set for this week but Davis recently got a new lawyer, Doug Mullkoff. Federal Judge Arthur Tarnow set a new trial date, Feb. 24. Tarnow says the case is "factually and legally complex," and Davis' new lawyer needs time to prepare.

Published: Mon, Sep 16, 2013