- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area attorney has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, stemming from accusations that he failed to disclose a client’s prior convictions in deportation proceedings.

U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade’s office says 70-year-old David Wenger of Grosse Pointe pleaded guilty Thursday. Prosecutors say Wenger was aware that his client had a 1990 conviction for third-degree criminal sexual conduct, but say he didn’t list that or other convictions on an application to cancel removal proceedings.

According to prosecutors, Wenger also repeatedly told his client and his family not to disclose the criminal sexual conduct conviction.

Under questioning by Wenger at a 2013 hearing, prosecutors say his client falsely claimed he had disclosed all prior convictions.

Sentencing is scheduled for January.


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