Kolodziej Resigns Amid Allegations of Misconduct

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Lansing to announce the resignation of the Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej.  Kolodziej was hired by Bill Schuette in September of 2018 and was assigned to handle criminal sexual conduct cases. Nessel said that on September 5th her office was notified by the Michigan State Police of allegations of prosecutorial misconduct involving Mr. Kolodziej. She said the allegations centered around his alleged involvement in an improper relationship with a victim in a case assigned to him shortly after he was hired last September. Mr. Kolodziej admitted to engaging in the relationship and subsequently resigned from his employment with the Department of Attorney General in lieu of immediate termination. The Michigan State Police (MSP) opened a criminal investigation. Nessel said everyone who works in the Attorney General’s office is expected to hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct.