Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway finds out tomorrow whether she’s headed to prison for bank fraud.
Hathaway pleaded guilty in federal court to concealing a vacation home in Florida, and other assets, to engineer the short sale of a lakefront property in Grosse Pointe Park.
She also resigned the state Supreme Court seat she won in the 2008 election.
Federal prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 12 to 18 months. Hathaway’s attorney says no purpose would be served by putting the ex-judge behind bars and has asked, instead, that she be sentenced to community service.
Hathaway is the first state Supreme Court justice to resign under the cloud of a felony since John Swainson, also a former governor, was forced to quit in 1975 following a perjury conviction.