Judge who faced embezzlement case gets delayed sentence

LAPEER (AP) — A judge who was suspended while facing embezzlement charges is getting a delayed sentence.

Lapeer County Circuit Judge Byron Konschuh was charged in 2014 with embezzling about $4,000 while serving as the county prosecutor.

He denied stealing money and says he was falsely accused. He's expected to return to the bench.

Genesee County Circuit Judge Geoffrey Neithercut recently gave Konschuh a 90-day delayed sentence after Konschuh pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor of failing to account for county money.

The Flint Journal reports that the charge and the case will be dismissed if Konschuh stays out of trouble until July 1.

Prosecutors had said Konschuh used money from a bad-check recovery program to pay for office meals and snacks.