Former Lapeer area lawmaker pleads no contest

Todd Courser has pleaded no contest to charges related to a sex scandal involving another former lawmaker. The former Michigan State Representative has entered his plea in a Lapeer courtroom. He faces a possible year in jail on a charge of willful neglect of duty. Courser resigned in 2015 while another lawmaker, Cindy Gamrat, was expelled. Courser had asked an aide to send a bogus email to fellow Republicans as a trick so his affair with Gamrat wouldn’t be believed if it was revealed by an extortionist.