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After felonies were removed, Marysville realtor now faces 4 misdemeanor charges Story-level




File photo of St Clair County Courthouse, October 2021

The Marysville real estate agent, who was charged with fraud but saw multiple felony charges dismissed in early February, is scheduled to be arraigned on four misdemeanor charges in early March.

Mike Deising had been charged with one count of pronounce and publish and three counts of pronounce and publish involving real property in late 2022 after a St. Clair County sheriff’s investigation alleges he failed to disclose a loan he took advantage of to seek another from Choice One Bank. .

However, citing a lack of probable cause, the criminal charges were dismissed in St. Clair County District Court on February 2, while an additional false pretense charge being sought was also dismissed.

Now, Deising faces multiple misdemeanor false financial statements, charges filed the day after the felony dismissal, and is scheduled to be arraigned on March 9.

St. Clair County Chief Assistant District Attorney Stephen Guilliat, Deising, and Deising’s attorney, Eugene Black, declined to comment on the pending charges Monday.

The sheriff’s department launched a joint investigation with Adult Protective Services in the spring of 2022 in connection with a $350,000 loan reportedly made to Deising by an elderly area resident in September 2020.

Court officials have emphasized that the charges resulting from the investigation stem not from the problem itself, but from what was discovered by speaking with Deising and searching his records. Instead, prosecutors pointed to a personal loan to purchase a building on Gratiot Boulevard in Marysville and the use of that property and another in Thumb as collateral to apply for a Choice One business loan.

In early February, Deising’s defense argued that the documents involved were mainly security agreements for the loan, for which he continued to make monthly payments to the bank.

Under state law, the financial condition false statement charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison or a fine of up to $1,000.

Contact Jackie Smith at (810) 989-6270 or Follow her on Twitter @Jackie20Smith.

This article originally appeared in the Port Huron Times Herald: Marysville realtor faces 4 misdemeanor charges

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