Judge Konschuh Back In Court Tomorrow
Facing five counts of embezzlement, Judge Byron Konschuh will be back in District Court tomorrow morning at 8:30am for what is expected to be the final round of the preliminary exam that began last month.
Konschuh was Lapeer County Prosecutor was charged in July for embezzlement by a public official of more than $50. He was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, and has been on paid leave sice late July.
Prosecutors maintain that Konschuh illegally pocketed money from a bad check recovery company called "BounceBack" that should have been deposited into county accounts. His attorney, Michael Sharkey, claims that none of the money was public money, thus there was nothing to embezzle. By tomorrow, the judge will likely decide whether he will go to trial.