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Motions could be filed in MSU ex-dean William Strampel's court case

July 12, 2018
Former MSU dean William Strampel sits during his preliminary hearing  on June 5, 2018 at the 54B District Court. Strampel is charged with four criminal charges including a fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and a felony count of misconduct in office.
Former MSU dean William Strampel sits during his preliminary hearing on June 5, 2018 at the 54B District Court. Strampel is charged with four criminal charges including a fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and a felony count of misconduct in office. —
Photo by Matt Schmucker | The State News

Ex-dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine William Strampel was in court for pretrial Thursday in Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing.

William Rollstin, assistant attorney general, and John Dakmak, Strampel's attorney, met with Judge Joyce Draganchuk in chambers to talk about a timeline for pretrial motions.

No dates have been set and the attorneys didn't go on the record after the meeting. 

Strampel faces four criminal charges, including a felony misconduct in the office for using his position to harass, discriminate, sexual proposition and sexually assault female students at MSU, a fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and two counts of willful neglect of duty related to ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Strampel's case moved forward to trial after a preliminary hearing on June 5 determined there was sufficient evidence of misconduct in his work office and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

It was announced July 6 that Strampel retired from his position at MSU. 

According to a press release, Strampel signed an agreement July 5 that would end the tenure revocation process that Interim President John Engler sought in February. 

Strampel will receive a final payment of $175,000, according to the press release. He will also lose some of his benefits related to retirement, but will receive basic retiree health care coverage.

The press release said that the signed agreement will have "no impact on the criminal charges pending against him from the Michigan Attorney General's Office."

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