Groups files signatures to oust state Representative facing federal charges

Nov 25, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A group of voters has filed almost 14,000 signatures to try and oust Republican state Representative Larry Inman. 

Rep. Larry Inman

Inman is facing a federal trial for charges that include bribery and lying to law enforcement.

Chris Cooke is Inman’s attorney. He says the petition makes it sound like Inman has been convicted.

“I think you can’t violate somebody’s constitutional right against a presumption of innocence, stick that on a recall petition, as if he’s been convicted of a crime. I just think that’s patently unfair in our society.”

The language used in the petition is still being appealed by Cooke. If a court sides with Inman, the group would have to start over.