Marlinga: the rape cases
April 23, 2004
The rape cases at the center of Carl Marlinga's indictment.PEOPLE v. JEFFREY MOLDOWAN
December 2001: Roberts and his wife contribute a total of $2,400 to Marlinga's campaign.
Jan. 3, 2002: After a decade of backing the conviction, Marlinga signs a brief saying Moldowan "may have suffered 'actual prejudice.' " He allegedly shows drafts of the brief to Moldowan's attorney before filing it.
May 15, 2002: The Michigan Supreme Court orders a new trial for Moldowan, citing Marlinga's brief.
July 10, 2002: Roberts' wife gives another $1,600 to Marlinga's campaign.
Aug. 15, 2002: Detroit Free Press report raises questions of quid pro quo in the case.
Feb. 10, 2003: Marlinga admits grand jury is investigating Roberts' contributions.
Feb. 12, 2003: Moldowan is acquitted in retrial.
PEOPLE vs. JAMES HULET
Sept. 28, 2001: James Hulet, a St. Clair Shores real estate agent, is charged with repeatedly raping and drugging a teenage girl.
December 2001: Hulet allegedly agrees to contribute $10,000 to Marlinga's campaign during a discussion with his attorneys.
Dec. 10, 2001: A Hulet attorney uses Hulet's money to buy five $2,000 bank checks. Each one is donated under a different name.
February 2002: Hulet's attorney meets with Marlinga to discuss a possible guilty plea.
June 17, 2002: Hulet's alleged victim files a civil suit against him.
June 25, 2002: Marlinga allegedly tells Hulet's attorney to contribute more money by funneling it through state Sen. Jim Barcia's campaign.
June 25-27, 2002: Barcia allegedly passes $4,000 of Hulet's money to Marlinga.
August 2002: Marlinga allegedly tells Hulet's attorney to move more money through the Michigan Democratic Party. Hulet contributes $10,000 to the party under his attorney's name.
Aug. 26 and Nov. 12, 2002: Marlinga meets with Hulet's attorney to discuss a guilty plea.
April 2003: Hulet settles the civil case for $1 million. The woman later says she doesn't care whether he goes to prison.
Jan. 13, 2004: Hulet is sentenced to 2 years in prison under a plea deal.
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