House leader: 'Nothing has changed' with status of lawmaker

Dec 12, 2019

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The leader of the Michigan House says an indicted lawmaker will continue to have no committee assignments or staff under his watch after a jury acquitted him of lying to the FBI and deadlocked on attempted extortion and bribery charges.

House Speaker Lee Chatfield

A spokesman for House Speaker Lee Chatfield said Wednesday that “nothing has changed” with the status of Rep. Larry Inman. Inman was charged in May with seeking a bribe from a labor union in exchange for a vote to not overturn Michigan's prevailing wage law.

Inman and Chatfield, both Republicans, met Wednesday, a day after the trial concluded.