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Pope denies motion to step down from township embezzlement cases

 


By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER — Gogebic County Circuit Court Judge Michael Pope will continue to preside over criminal charges and a civil case filed against former Ironwood Township Treasurer Jyl Olson-DeRosso.

On Tuesday afternoon, Pope denied a motion by Olson-DeRosso’s attorney, James McKenzie, to step down from hearing the cases. McKenzie argued Pope might be biased because he previously served as attorney for Ironwood Township.

Olson-DeRosso is charged with nine felonies, alleging she embezzled money while serving as township treasurer.

The charges pertain t...



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