LeDuff Uncovers Another Judge Hathaway With Real Estate Questions
November 13th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Remember we told you about Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway and her property shell game? Charlie LeDuff asked viewers Tuesday night.
It involved four houses, her stepchildren, a mortgage on a Grosse Pointe house she didn't want to pay anymore and now a federal grand jury.
She's not the only Judge Hathaway who's got problems keeping her houses straight. LeDuff reported that her daughter, Dana Hathaway, who was just elected to the Third Circuit Court, has her own issues with shuffling property and shorting the tax man.
"Dana Hathaway moved to Grosse Pointe Farms last year, which is in Wayne County and made her eligible to be a Wayne County Circuit Court judge. But she's been claiming a house as her primary residence on Catalpa Drive in Birmingham for the last three years. That makes the property taxes cheaper, but it's illegal because you have to live in the house that you claim as your primary residence, and as we just said, she lives in Grosse Pointe Farms."