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State Police turns Chatfield inquiry over to Attorney General

Lee Chatfield
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Lee Chatfield

The Michigan State Police has wrapped up its investigations into former state House Speaker Lee Chatifield. But that does not appear to be the end of the matter.

In a statement, the State Police said the department turned over the remaining portions of what it has to investigators with the Michigan Attorney General’s office. The statement also said it’s now up to the attorney general to complete the investigation. No reason was given.

Chatfield faces an investigation into alleged financial misdeeds while he served as the Republican speaker in the 2019-2020 House session. The State Police executed a search warrant at the home of two former staffers in February. In a separate case, he’s been accused by his sister-in-law of sexual misconduct when she was a minor and he was a teacher at a church-run school.

Chatfield says the sexual relationship was consensual and began when they were both adults.

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