- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area attorney who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade’s office says David Wenger was sentenced Friday. The 70-year-old from Grosse Pointe pleaded guilty last year in the case stemming from accusations he failed to disclose a client’s prior convictions in deportation proceedings.

Prosecutors say Wenger was aware 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.

They say Wenger also repeatedly told his client and relatives 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.

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