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Former Michigan assistant AG facing felony charges

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 20:32:55-05

LANSING, Mich. — A former Michigan assistant attorney general who was forced to resign last year is now facing felony charges.

Brian Kolodziej was accused of having a relationship with a victim in a sexual assault case he was assigned to prosecute in Isabella County.

Kolodziej was also accused of having a separate relationship with a special agent from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office.

That case, involving sexual assault charges against a Detroit police officer and his stepfather, has since been dismissed.

Kent County Special Prosecutor Chris Becker announced on Thursday two felony charges of misconduct in office, which could land Kolodziej in jail for 10 years.

That was for the Isabella County case.

But Becker announced no charges in the case out of Detroit.

Nessel thanked Becker in a statement Thursday for a thorough investigation, adding that her office supports the charges.

“We condemned Mr. Kolodziej’s actions when we first discovered them, and we support Prosecutor Becker in his pursuit of justice and will continue to cooperate with his office’s efforts as this case moves forward,” Nessel said.

Watch Becker’s update: