Lapeer Co. judge gets no relief from Supreme Court
Lapeer — The Michigan Supreme Court won’t intervene and reinstate a Lapeer County judge who is suspended while facing embezzlement charges.
The court this week turned down a request from Judge Byron Konschuh to throw out a paid suspension ordered by Lapeer County’s chief judge.
Konschuh was charged in July with embezzling about $4,000 while serving as the county prosecutor. He denies the allegations.
Konschuh is accused of using money from a bad-check recovery program to pay for office meals and snacks. The Shiawassee County prosecutor contends they’re public funds and were misused.
Konschuh was made a judge last year by Gov. Rick Snyder.