JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – For the first time since his office charged Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III with 15 counts, the state Attorney General commented on the case today. Dunnings is facing a long list of charges in 3 different counties related to prostitution. Attorney General Bill Schuette is in charge of the case. He was in Jackson today. As he addressed a crowd at the Jackson Country Club, he gave his thoughts on the charges against Dunnings and was clear on his beliefs on the case.
“I’ve tried to make it abundantly clear that as Attorney General that I’ve had the privilege of serving for five years that it doesn’t matter who you are there’s a system of justice. So, you can be a lawmaker in Lansing, you can be a prosecutor in the Capital City and if you break the law there are consequences,” said Schuette.
Dunnings is charged with pandering, engaging in the services of a prostitute, and willful neglect of duty. Stemming from 3 counties – Ingham, Clinton and Ionia, the prosecutor could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Schuette believes no new charged will be filed, but did leave open a way for any new victims to come forward.
Dunnings has served as the Ingham Co. Prosecutor since his 1997 election, but has said he will step down July 2nd. He is currently free on bond.