BREAKING: Ex-Michigan Judge Diane Hathaway gets one year and one day in prison in bank fraud case. Diane Hathaway will have to pay $90,000 in restitution. She is accused of hiding assets while “urging a bank to allow a short sale on a lakefront home in Grosse Pointe Park,” Click on Detroit reports.
Prosecutors say Hathaway and her husband transferred a debt-free Florida home to a relative so that they’d qualify to short sell a Grosse Pointe Park home that carried a big mortgage. After they unloaded the Michigan property in a 2011 short sale, the Florida property was transferred back to them.
Hathaway quit the Supreme Court in January, a week before pleading guilty. In a court filing, her attorney, Steve Fishman, says it’s a serious crime but not one that threatened the banking system. He says Hathaway has been publicly humiliated and given up her law and real estate licenses.
This comes as another judge Wade McCree is in the hot seat for misconduct after having an affair and impregnating a woman, Geniene La’Shay Mott, who appeared before him in a child custody case. He admitted to paying her $6,000. I guess these judges have “no shame in their game.”