UPDATE: Criminal charges dismissed against former MSU president Lou Anna Simon; Attorney Generals Office plans to appeal

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) The Attorney Generals office plans to appeal an Eaton County judge’s decision to dismiss the charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K Simon.

In a statement sent to 6 News, an official in the office says “We’re still thoroughly reviewing the opinion of the court but we believe the District Court judge that heard the testimony of the State’s witnesses firsthand and bound Dr. Simon over for trial made the right decision. We plan to appeal the circuit court’s decision to the Court of Appeals.”

On Wednesday, Judge John Maurer dismissed the case against Simon saying the evidence wasn’t sufficient.

The charges stem from speculation that Simon was aware of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against Nassar.

Nassar was a campus doctor and now is serving decades in prison.

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