Former Flint Twp clerk receives probation
FLINT TWP., Mich. (WNEM) - Former Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk was sentenced to two years of probation on Monday, April 24.
Funk previously pleaded no contest to misconduct in office in relation to the August 2020 primary. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dismissed the ballot tampering charge.
“I’m sure there’s a segment of the population that thinks you should be locked up for calling into question the integrity of an election. And if we had unlimited jail space, perhaps that’s true. But we don’t. So, we have to use our available resources wisely. And someone who is 59-years-old, who’s never been in trouble before, and didn’t commit any violent acts, doesn’t need to be going to jail in this community. If you lived up north, that might be a different story where they have jail space to spare, but we don’t,” Circuit Court Judge Mark Latchana said during Funk’s sentencing.
On top of the probation, Funk was ordered to 180 days of house arrest with a tether and a $1,000 fine. She must also submit a public letter of apology within 30 days.
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