MASON, MICH. - Former Prosecuting Attorney Stuart Dunnings III reported to the Ingham County jail Friday evening to begin his year-long jail sentence.
Dunnings, 64, was sentenced Tuesday to 365 in jail followed by two years of probation. He'll receive credit for one day served and also pay $1,208 in state costs and fines.
Dunnings will be transferred to the Clinton County jail to avoid any security risks he might face from inmates he knew or prosecuted, officials previously told the State Journal. He'll pay Ingham County $50 a day during his sentence, which is the standard rate for inmates.
Dunnings was arrested March 14 and charged with 15 prostitution-related charges including a 20-year felony. He was allowed to plead guilty Aug. 2 as part of a plea agreement that lowered his maximum sentence to five years in prison. Dunnings resigned from office July 2.
During a news conference announcing the charges, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Dunnings paid for sex hundreds of times over several years and used his position of power to coerce a woman to be paid for sex.
During his sentencing hearing this week, Dunnings apologized to his family, the community and the prosecutors who used to work for him.
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