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Michigan Judge Fights To Keep 2nd Home

The lawyer for a Michigan Supreme Court justice accused of fraud says she'll file a claim to keep a Florida home out of the hands of the government.

Steve Fishman offered brief comments Wednesday, two days after prosecutors sued to take control of a house owned by Justice Diane Hathaway and husband Michael Kingsley. 

The government says they temporarily transferred the home to a relative while trying to negotiate a short sale on a Michigan property. After the sale went through, and mortgage debt was erased, the Florida home went back to Hathaway and Kingsley. The government says ING Bank was cheated.

Fishman declined to respond to the fraud allegation but says Hathaway and Kingsley will fight to keep the property in Windermere, Florida. No criminal charges have been filed.

According to her Michigan Supreme Court biography, Hathaway has or had a real estate license and also taught real estate law and continuing education classes to real estate brokers.

Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick is following this story and will have more tonight on 6 News.

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