© 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Assistant attorney general Brian Kolodziej stands next to Rachel Wilson as Wilson read her victim impact statement before Isabella County Chief Judge Eric Janes on Aug. 2. “I really did feel those feelings for him,” Wilson says. "This has been a process going on for over three years," he said. Wilson says within a couple weeks of admitting they had feelings for each other, she told Kolodziej she needed some space.That's when his texts became more alarming, she says. OK. You have permission to edit this article. Kolodziej resigned. Pleasant taxi company identified as potential COVID exposure site, Michigan reports 45 school COVID-19 outbreaks. By continuing to use the site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. "From current State Bar of Michigan records it appears that the status of Brian Kolodziej, Attorney at Law reflects that he is 'an active member and is in good standing.'". By this point, other people in the case had raised concerns about Kolodziej. But, in a controversial move, the then-interim county prosecutor dropped the case. A former Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after a Detroit-area jury said it was having trouble reaching a unanimous verdict in his sexual abuse trial. “I’d be the ‘girl who put that poor boy in prison falsely and was screwing the prosecutor the whole time,’ Wilson once told Kolodziej in a text message, when they were discussing what might happen if their relationship became public. But now, it’s all unraveling. “Um, but then very quickly after, his behavior just was like odd and almost like possessive." MLive was unable to reach Kolodziej for comment. He was also moved to the Isabella County Jail to serve out the remainder of his time, and walked out of the jail June 1. The Kent County Prosecutor's Office is now criminally investigating the case, which includes Kolodziej and potentially some of his supervisors at the AG's office. Michigan State Police Sgt. Please get gun out of center console and shoot me in my sleep. Hagaman-Clark prosecuted William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and boss of Larry Nasar. Eventually, Wilson says, she became concerned enough that she did contact a counselor, who reported it to the police, who in turn contacted the Attorney General’s office in September. (We need to say here that in reporting this story, there was one conversation with Wilson that raised concerns about her immediate safety, as well as Kolodziej’s. Elliott’s two victims, Rachel Wilson and Landrea Blackmore, gave impassioned statements at Elliott’s sentencing. In his world, he was a big deal: a sexual assault prosecutor in a special, federal grant-funded role designed to tackle cold cases, he took over the job for Angela Povilaitis, the attorney who prosecuted Larry Nassar. That is according to excerpts of an internal investigation conducted by the office of the Michigan Attorney General that were released Friday morning by CMU student Ian Elliott's defense attorney Joe Barberi as his client's criminal case concluded in an Isabella County Courtroom. Ex-CMU student government president sentenced to prison for sexual assault, "Ian picked the strongest, most resilient women to mess with.". He didn’t have a ton of experience: previously, Kolodziej had been an assistant prosecutor in Macomb and Genesee counties, and before that, he’d been an actor. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. He accepted the new plea agreement and then reflected on the long arduous path the case had taken through the local court. Kolodziej resigned on Friday after admitting to the relationship, which he says began in April of 2019 and continued through August. He was accused of engaging in sex acts with a younger man who was struggling with his Catholic faith and homosexuality and had sought Casey's counsel in 2013. On Monday, Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced it was dropping child sexual abuse charges against two men in one of Kolodziej’s cases, and would agree to let Ian Elliott’s plea be set aside in Wilson’s case. But the prosecutor in the case, Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej, resigned the next month for having an "inappropriate relationship" with Wilson, the victim. One of Kolodziej’s team members, Special Agent Karen Fairley, complained that Kolodziej was trying to “take over the case” and “do her job for her,” according to Landrea Blackmore, one of the witnesses who said she was also assaulted by Elliott. I try to give everything my all. “Anything I say that upsets him could just be the one thing that pushes him over. “Their bills, HB 4834 and SB 0462, respectively, would raise the standard of ethical conduct in office and ensure that individuals who violate their sworn oath can be held accountable. He later worked as a head brewmaster at a Los Angeles brewpub before moving back to Michigan to pursue a law degree at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, graduating with his juris doctorate in 2012. ebaerren@medianewsgroup.com; @ebaerren on Twitter, Elliott sentenced; Barberi releases portions of AG investigation as he mulls civil action, Under new plea deal, Ian Elliott to serve out remainder of term at Isabella County Jail, Elliott to enter into a new plea agreement Friday, Sex assault charges dropped in Oakland County following investigation into state’s lead prosecutor, Nessel completes investigation of former sex-crimes prosecutor from Macomb County, Hirings, job attrition, healthcare changes among fixes discussed for Isabella County budget, Mild is the mid-Michigan forecast's watchword as August gives way to September, Finance committee looks at 40-year plan to pay for Isabella County jail, Mt. Her office conducted an internal investigation and on Sept. 11, 2019, asked that the Kent County Prosecutor's Office oversee a criminal investigation by the Michigan State Police. I hope she decides that steps need to be taken to eliminate his conviction,” he says. So she went to Kolodziej’s place, she says, hoping to remove the gun from his car so he couldn’t hurt himself. While the victim he admitted to being involved with isn’t being named, the case centered on former CMU student Rachael Wilson’s accusations of sexual assault against Ian Elliott, a former student body president. My keys are on desk. Barberi said during a post-hearing interview that he expects his client to walk out of the Isabella County Jail on June 1. Rachel Wilson, one of two sexual assault victims who gave statements during the sentencing for Ian D. Elliott, identified herself to The Saginaw News-MLive as the woman who had had a relationship with the ex-assistant attorney general. And he was unstable.”. LANSING, Mich. – A prosecutor who has made his living trying sex offenders is accused of his own sexual wrongdoing. But the Michigan Attorney General's office decided to refile charges after Wilson said she'd been denied her day in court in a powerful piece for the student newspaper, Central Michigan Life. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Brian Kolodziej resigned Sept. 6, 2019, after it was discovered that he was having a romantic relationship with Rachel Wilson, who accused Ian Elliott of raping her in Elliott's apartment shortly after meeting him at The Cabin on Aug. 31, 2016. Connect with your community. 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