Judge Delays Trial Decision For Ex-MSU President Simon

Jul 23, 2019

A decision on whether former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will stand trial is on hold for at least two months. 

Eaton County Judge Julie Reincke allowed up to nine weeks to review transcripts and legal briefs in the case against Lou Anna Simon. 


Simon is accused of lying to the Michigan State Police in May 2018 about when she knew about a sexual assault claim against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. 


Prosecutors say Simon covered up to protect the university’s reputation.


Simon’s attorney Lee Silver denies that.  He says the MSP’s interview with Simon was flawed.


“There is no evidence that supports these charges,” Silver asserts.  “And I honestly believe this is a witch hunt and a terrible miscarriage of justice.”


Simon faces two felony and two misdemeanor counts.


At the end of the review period, Judge Reincke will decide whether to dismiss the case or bind Simon over for trial.