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Ionia County judge, prosecutor clash over perjury case, which Court of Appeals reversed

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A perjury dismissal request that went to the Michigan Court of Appeals and was sent back to Ionia County has revealed heated tensions between the judge and the prosecutor in the case.

The Court of Appeals in a Sept. 1 order peremptorily reversed and vacated Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer’s ruling and remanded the case back to Circuit Court to grant Prosecutor Kyle Butler’s requests for nolle prosequi (no longer wishing to prosecute) and to enter an order dismissing charges against June Marie Peiffer.