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Expulsion could be on the table if Rep. Inman is convicted in upcoming trial

State Rep. Larry Inman talking to reporters
Rick Pluta
Michigan Radio

State Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) is headed to trial this week. Inman is accused of trying to sell his vote on a controversial measure. He’s been charged with multiple federal crimes, including lying to law enforcement. Soon after he was indicted, the state House stripped Inman of his committee positions and took away his Lansing office. But Inman has refused to step down from his position. His attorney maintains his innocence.

Representative Christine Greig is the leader of the Democrats in the state House. She says the Legislature will be watching the outcome of the trial.

“Well, I think if he’s convicted, we certainly need to step up and really think about what’s the next step. Is it – are we ready to expel him?”

The state House already passed a resolution urging Inman to resign. A spokesman for Speaker of the House Lee Chatfied did not return a request for comment.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker. Follow her on Twitter at @Cheyna_R
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