Former Assistant Attorney General Enters Plea

On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej entered a no contest plea to two counts of willful neglect of duty by a public officer.

It is a misdemeanor offense which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or $1,000 fine.

As part of Kolodziej’s plea agreement he agreed to the suspension of his license to practice law for a period of five years.

The two felony charges of misconduct in office were dismissed.

Kolodziej was the lead prosecutor in a rape case against Ian Elliot, a former Central Michigan University student.

After the case was settled, allegations of an inappropriate relationship Kolodziej had with one of Elliot’s victims during the trial surfaced.

Kolodziej’s sentencing has been set for July 16 at 1:45 p.m. in front of Honorable Sara Spencer- Noggle.