Former Michigan Supreme Court Judge Sent to Prison

She was found guilty of hiding assets to get out of a debt


Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for concealing assets and fooling a bank in the short sale of a Detroit-area home that freed her from a big debt.

Hathaway appeared in federal court, four months after pleading guilty to fraud and quitting the Supreme Court, where she had been a justice since 2009.

"I stand before you a broken person," said Hathaway, 59, crying as she addressed U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. "I am ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated and disgraced."