June 29, 2022

DePerno accuses GOP AG opponent Leonard of lawful ethics violation

Republican lawyer basic candidate Matthew DePerno wants GOP opponent and previous Dwelling Speaker Tom Leonard fired from his private regulation task, suggesting Leonard accessed privileged information and facts DePerno provided to the company as a shopper and employed it for political ammunition. 

Leonard has denied the accusations, frequently calling them baseless and “a small pathetic.” A spokesman reported he has under no circumstances legally represented DePerno and has no access to information and facts DePerno may have furnished to other attorneys at his business. A leader at the regulation firm echoed these remarks in a statement issued Monday afternoon. 

The Totally free Push received a copy of a letter DePerno sent April 7 to a companion at Plunkett Cooney, the regulation agency wherever Leonard will work. In the letter, DePerno claims he retained the firm in component to help him fight back from an investigation by the Michigan Legal professional Grievance Fee in relationship to the election conspiracy lawsuit he submitted in Antrim County.