slyvia james http://michiganradio.org en Panel: Oust Inkster judge for misusing court money http://michiganradio.org/post/panel-oust-inkster-judge-misusing-court-money <p>INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission says a Detroit-area judge should lose her job and repay $81,000 for putting public money to personal and other improper uses.</p><p>The commission announced its recommendation Tuesday after hearings on the conduct of Inkster District Judge Sylvia James.</p><p>Investigators say James misspent at least $100,000, either for her personal use or for community projects unrelated to the court.</p><p>The commission has sent its findings to the Michigan Supreme Court, which holds oral arguments on the case July 25 in Lansing.</p><p>James has denied any wrongdoing, and her lawyer Sharon McPhail says James is a &quot;hardworking judge.&quot; Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:20:02 +0000 The Associated Press 7853 at http://michiganradio.org Panel: Oust Inkster judge for misusing court money