Monday, July 4, 2022

Maple Valley Township supervisor files motion to waive jury trial on Open Meetings Act charge

John Schwandt wants judge to reach a verdict at trial instead

The Maple Valley Township supervisor charged with an Open Meetings Act violation is requesting that a judge decide his fate at trial instead of a jury.

John Schwandt of Trufant was in Montcalm County District Court on Monday for a motion hearing with his attorney, George “Pete” Frye, who filed a written waiver of jury on behalf of Schwandt.

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