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      Michigan Supreme Court Justice charged with fraud

      A M ichigan Supreme Court Justice has been charged with fraud.

      F ederal prosecutors handed down the charge Friday for Judge Diane Hathaway over alleged fraudulent real estate dealings.

      S he and her husband are accused of trying to conceal a home in Florida in order to get a short sale on another home in Michigan.

      T he charge was filed as a criminal "information" which means a guilty plea is expected in federal court. It comes just days before the 58-year-old Hathaway is set to retire from the state's highest court.

      H athaway has refused any lengthy public comments about the case.

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