A judge has dismissed a misconduct charge against former Michigan lawmaker Todd Courser after he quit office amid a sex scandal last year.
Courser resigned right before a vote went through to expel fellow GOP Representative Cindy Gamrat, with whom Courser was having an affair.
Courser was accused of soliciting an aide to send a fake email to cover up the affair.
All charges against Gamrat have been dismissed, but Courser still faces a perjury charge in the Ingham County Circuit Court case.
On Thursday, Courser’s attorney argued there was no criminal element to the charge related to an alleged violation of a House rule, prompting the judge to throw out the misconduct in office charge.
The Michigan attorney general’s office also plans to move forward with perjury and misconduct charges in Lapeer County.