Feds seek forfeiture of Democrat Justice Hathaway's Florida home
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Posted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:36:09 PM EST
Tags: Justice Diane M. Hathaway, Florida Asset Seizure, Dana Hathaway, Homestead Exemption, Residency, Stepdaughter TOO?!?!, Sarah Kingsley, How many of these cockroaches are there?, Progressives, Shell Games, Short sales, Ethics, Taxes, Mortgage Fraud, FBI, AG Schuette, MJTC, SCOMI, Michigan Democratic Party (all tags)
via The Detroit News
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway faces allegations of defrauding her bank by hiding assets to unload a $1.5 million Lake St. Clair home on a short sale and escape $600,000 in debt, The Detroit News has learned.
U.S. District Attorney Barbara McQuade filed a civil complaint Monday in Michigan's Eastern District seeking forfeiture of Hathaway's posh second home in suburban Orlando, Fla.
McQuade charged that Hathaway and her husband, attorney Michael Kingsley, "systematically and fraudulently transferred property and hid assets in order to support their claim to (ING Direct) that they did not have the financial resources to pay the mortgage on the Michigan property."
The complaint claims Hathaway and Kingsley engaged in money laundering, but neither has been charged criminally in the case.