I had an article written about how a plea offer was on the table in the Jason Leonard wrestling fund embezzlement charge. But he accepted the plea deal before I could post the article.
The maximum penalty for a felony embezzlement charge is up to 5 years in prison. Embezzlement is MCL 750.174. The Grand Traverse County Prosecutor’s Office allowed Leonard to plead to misdemeanor embezzlement of more than $200 but less than $1,000 instead. The charge is a misdemeanor instead of a felony. The maximum jail time would be one year in a county jail facility. (Hey, you can get it on like Donkey Kong with the jail administrator. Allegedly.)
Leonard will be sentenced June 12.