LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 21, 2023) — Chairman of the Senate Elections and Ethics Committee Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) issued the following statement in response to criminal charges being filed against top staffers for former House Speaker Lee Chatfield:

“As we all watch this sordid saga of Lee Chatfield play out, it’s been incredibly disheartening to find out more about how his orbit gamed our political system and took advantage of others for their own personal gain. I applaud Attorney General Nessel for bringing the evidence to court to hold those accountable for their crimes.

“Our new majority takes this breach of public trust very seriously and is tasked with both changing the law and the institution itself. As Chairman of the Senate Elections and Ethics Committee, it is my duty to close the gaps that allow for this type of corruption to take place. As we learn about how those in Lansing operated in the dark, I will continue the work in the Senate to shine light on the actions in and around Michigan government.”