- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan attorney general’s office has refiled a charge against former state lawmaker Todd Courser, who quit office in a sex scandal last year.

Courser is accused of soliciting an aide to send a phony email to cover up an affair with Cindy Gamrat, a Republican from Allegan County. State prosecutors filed the charge Wednesday in Lapeer County, the site of the alleged crime, after a judge said Ingham County wasn’t the appropriate place.

Courser still faces two additional charges in Ingham. He denies criminal wrongdoing.

He and Gamrat had an affair while they served in the House. Gamrat was kicked out by lawmakers.

Like Courser, Gamrat was charged by the attorney general’s office. But charges against her were dismissed on June 14 by Lansing Judge Hugh Clarke Jr.


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