Sheriff’s Office releases Theresa Brennan booking photo

Disgraced former Livingston County District Judge Theresa Brennan reported to the Livingston County Jail on the morning of Jan. 24, 2020, to begin serving her six-month sentence for perjury, which means she will be out by late July.

This case has been one of the biggest scandals ever in Livingston County history, one that featured sex, murder, lies, and cover-ups, and brought down an ambitious judge in its wake.

Brennan had been scheduled to go to trial this month on three charges: perjury, tampering or destroying evidence, and misconduct in office. The charges of misconduct in office and tampering with evidence were dropped as part of the plea agreement in which she pleaded guilty on Dec. 3, 2019, to a single charge of perjury.

Brennan had faced up to 15 years in prison on the original three charges.

At her sentencing, a tearful Brennan read from the letter she wrote to the court, calling her actions “ignorant, foolish, wrong.”

“I blame only myself,” Brennan said through her tears.

In addition to six months in county jail, Brennan will also serve 200 hours of community service, and 18 months of probation.

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