Steiger’s attorney files petition questioning timeliness of AG’s filing
The attorney representing Presque Isle County Prosecutor Rick Steiger in a case of ‘doctor shopping’ is asking the Michigan Court of Appeals to toss out an application for leave to appeal from the State Attorney General’s Office.
Steiger has been acquitted by an Alpena court of illegally obtaining a prescription for controlled substances.
The AG’s office appealed the ruling and lost, but is now taking its case to the appeals court.
Steiger is represented by attorney Dan White. White told True North Radio he has filed a petition with the court of appeals asking it to toss out the AG’s application for leave to appeal because it was not filed by a June 7 deadline. White said the postmark on the envelope is June 8. He doesn’t know how the appeals court will rule on the matter.
The court of appeals would also have to decide if it wants to hear the AG’s appeal. If it does, the AG’s office would have to prove that both 88th District Court Judge Theodore Johnson abused his discretion by dismissing the charge against Steiger; and that 26th Circuit Court Judge Michael Mack abused his discretion by upholding Johnson’s ruling.