Ex-county prosecutor accused of soliciting murder

A former Grand Haven man, a lawyer and ex-county prosecutor in northern Michigan has been charged with solicitation of murder after authorities say he tried to pay a man $20,000 to kill another attorney.
AP Wire
Jul 15, 2014

Clarence Gomery was arraigned Monday in Traverse City District Court and jailed on a $5 million bond.

A person who answered the phone at Gomery's law office told The Associated Press there was no immediate comment on the charge.

Gomery served as Leelanau County prosecutor in the late 1990s.

Authorities said Gomery sought the killing of Christopher Cooke, who represented ex-Gomery business partner Fred Topous Jr. He sued Gomery for fraud and malpractice in a golf course deal.

A judge ordered Gomery to pay $315,000 in Topous' legal fees. Gomery filed for bankruptcy in April.

Comments

zwesterhouse

Isn't this just hilarious! Thinking sarcastically here -So is he going to represent himself. ha ha Does he have lets see ahh "power of attorney?" just am laughing like crazy. Or is he going to 1-800-Call-Sam

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