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Former MSU President To Go On Trial On Criminal Charges


Ex Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon will go to trial on criminal charges. Simon is accused of lying to police about what she knew about Larry Nassar and when. A district court judge made the ruling today after a preliminary exam that took months. The case now moves to Circuit Court. 

Nassar was the MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor who admitted to sexually assaulting his patients for decades.

Authorities say Simon knew in 2014 that Nassar had been accused of molesting a patient at a campus clinic. But Simon told police she knew only that a complaint had been filed against a sports doctor.

The ruling came after it was disclosed that Michigan State trustee Nancy Schlichting resigned Saturday over the governing board's decision to drop a promised independent investigation into the handling of complaints against Nassar.

Schlichting, who was appointed less than a year ago, says she could no longer serve after the board wouldn't proceed with the review.