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Former MSU President Simon Returns To Court Monday

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Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon appears in Eaton County Court.

This week, a judge is scheduled to decide if the former president of Michigan State University should go to trial. Lou Anna Simon is charged with lying to law enforcement during an investigation into a convicted sexual abuser, Larry Nassar.

Former M-S-U sports doctor Larry Nassar is serving a de facto life sentence for sexually assaulting multiple patients. Prosecutors say he abused patients for years while working at Michigan State.

The Attorney General’s Office opened an investigation into MSU last year to try to figure out how Nassar was able to abuse his patients for so long.

Now prosecutors say Simon lied to law enforcement during that investigation about what she knew about Nassar and when.

Simon is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors. The hearing began in an Eaton County court in February.

WKAR's Kevin Lavery and Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth will be in the courtroom for this week's hearing. Follow @WKARNews on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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