Petoskey Lawyer Guilty of Embezzlement Faces More Jail Time following New Charges

An update on an Emmet County lawyer who admitted to stealing from a client with Alzheimer’s will now face even more prison time.

Petoskey lawyer Michael Kennedy pleaded guilty to embezzling $100 thousand in December.

Now, a federal judge has added an extra five years of prison time for mail fraud and three years for filing a false tax return.

Most of the sentence will be served along with his previous six to 20 year sentence from the state, but he will serve an additional year.

He was also ordered to pay more than one million in restitution and had his assets seized.