Detroit -- Wayne County Circuit Judge Mary Waterstone (retired), former Assistant County prosecutor Karen Plants, and Inkster (MI) cops Scott Rechtzigel and Robert McArthur were each charged with several counts of misconduct while in office in an indictment handed down on March 24. Plants, Rechtzigel, and McArthur also face multiple counts of perjury, each of which carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Wayne County Judge Mary Waterstone
The charges stem from a March 2005 cocaine bust involving Alexander Aceval and Richardo Pena, both of whom are currently serving prison sentences. Plants and the two cops covered up the fact one of the prosecution's witnesses was a paid police informant. Judge Waterstone than signed an order, banning the defendant's attorneys from accessing the paid informant's phone records, which would have shown he had spoken to the officers.
SOURCE: The Detroit News