Judge Theresa Brennan arraigned, released on $30K personal bond

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Theresa Brennan, Livingston County’s embattled 53rd District Court judge, found herself on the other side of the bench on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, as she was arraigned on felony charges including perjury and destruction of evidence. The charges stem from allegations that she deleted potential evidence from her cell phone and lied during depositions during her 2017 divorce proceedings

The arraignment was done by Judge G. David Guinn of Genesee County’s 67th District Court via video, and he set a $30,000 personal recognizance bond. WHMI.com reports that a probable cause conference is set for Jan. 16, 2019.

The charges were authorized by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. If convicted on the perjury charge, Brennan could find herself facing up to 15 years in prison. You can read that story by clicking here.

Brennan is also waiting for the conclusion of a Judicial Tenure Commission investigation that accuses her of unethical acts, and could lead to her being removed from the bench.

Brennan’s caseload was removed in June amid the Judicial Tenure Commission complaint. She continues to be paid.

Other Brennan stories by The Livingston Post:

Here’s why the Judge Brennan case is Livingston County’s biggest political scandal ever

Judicial Tenure Commission looks to amend charges against Brennan

State reps introduce resolution calling for impeachment of Judge Brennan

WATCH: Judge Brennan scandal gets national TV attention on “Crime Watch Daily”

Report: Judicial Tenure Commission files official complaint against Judge Brennan

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