McCotter Staffer Charged in Election Conspiracy
Paul Seewald, a former staffer for U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter, was charged with nine misdemeanor counts for falsely signing election nominating petitions as a circulator and one felony conspiracy charge.
On Tuesday, Mr. Seewald pleaded guilty to the nine misdemeanor counts in Wayne County Circuit Court. However, Judge Margie Braxton will hear an argument from Mr. Seewald’s attorney, Mark Mandell, to have the remaining felony conspiracy charge dismissed.
The judge is expected to hear Mr. Seewald’s motion to dismiss on January 9th. Mark Mandell, a partner at the law firm of Fausone Bohn, LLP in Northville, is defending Mr. Seewald against these charges.