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State Rep. Larry Inman talking to reporters
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State Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) returned Tuesday to the state Capitol in Lansing. This is the first time he’s attended a House session since his colleagues adopted a formal request for his resignation as he faces federal bribery and extortion charges. It’s alleged he tried to trade votes for campaign donations.

Rep. Larry Inman (R-Traverse City)
Michigan House of Representatives

State Representative Larry Inman’s (R-Williamsburg) defense appears to be that the charges lodged against him by federal prosecutors are so vague and expansive that they would shut down fundraising, campaigning, and decision-making if he is convicted.

Larry Inman
Inman campaign

The state House of Representatives says it’s in the best interest of the state if Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) resigns. The House passed a resolution Thursday.

Inman has been in a legal battle since May. He’s federally charged with attempted extortion, solicitation of a bribe, and lying to the FBI.

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Today on Stateside, the use of long-term, uncertified substitute teachers has increased tenfold in the past five years. We talk to the Bridge Magazine reporter who broke this story about what it means for the state's neediest students. Plus, documents from a federal court case offer a rare look at how dark money influences Lansing lawmakers. 

Rep. Larry Inman (R-Traverse City)
Michigan House of Representatives

The people of the 104th District are a step closer to recalling their state representative. The Board of State Canvassers approved a recall petition against Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) on Thursday.

Inman has been charged with multiple federal crimes: soliciting a bribe, lying to the FBI, and attempted extortion. They say Inman tried to sell his vote on a controversial measure.

Rep. Larry Inman (R-Traverse City)
Michigan House of Representatives

State Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) will seek treatment for long-term use of pain medications.

Inman has taken prescribed pain medication to deal with a variety of surgeries.

Larry Inman
Inman campaign

The Speaker of the Michigan House filed a resolution Tuesday asking for Representative Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) to resign.

The resolution was introduced by Republican Lee Chatfield and Democrat Christine Greig.

Larry Inman
Inman campaign

Representative Larry Inman (R-Traverse City) pleaded not guilty to multiple federal charges Tuesday. Inman appeared in court for the first time for charges of attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe, and lying to the FBI.

Inman was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month.

Rep. Larry Inman (R-Traverse City)
Michigan House of Representatives

State Representative Larry Inman (R-Traverse City) has been voted out of the House Republican caucus by his fellow GOP legislators.

Inman was charged on May 15 with soliciting a bribe, extortion, and lying to the FBI. He is currently scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Grand Rapids. 

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Today on Stateside, an update on the partnership agreements school districts signed with the state to avoid school closures in 2017. Plus, we talk to our Friday political commentators about the recent indictment of state Representative Larry Inman (R-Traverse City), and the effect of “dark money” on the public's trust in government.

 

Rep. Larry Inman (R-Traverse City)
Michigan House of Representatives

A federal grand jury indicted state Rep. Larry Inman on charges of attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI.

Inman is a Republican from the Traverse City area who is serving his third term in the House after decades as a local official in northern Michigan.