Sen. Bert Johnson’s Check Raises Questions
Sen. Bert Johnson’s check raises questions
Johnson(Photo: Dale G. Young / Detroit News)
Lansing – State Sen. Bert Johnson used his campaign committee checkbook to pay a court judgment levied against him as an individual, a potential violation of Michigan law and the latest in his string of campaign finance problems.
The Highland Park Democrat was sued in 2012 by Foster McCollum White and Associates, a Troy-based political consulting firm he hired in 2010 but did not pay on time. The firm claimed Johnson’s tab topped $10,000 and sought additional monetary damages for alleged defamation.
Johnson disputed the debt and successfully fought the defamation claims, but a jury ultimately …