Bashara's former attorney facing contempt of court charges

(WXYZ) - David Griem, the attorney who went on network television and talked at every opportunity early in the Bashara murder case, is changing his tune.

He's not commenting, facing a criminal contempt of court hearing on Friday morning. 

Griem was Bob Bashara's defense attorney until he took himself off the case this summer. At the time, he said they did not agree on defense strategy.

Griem is accused of giving evidence, police reports and witness statements to Bashara's family members in violation of a protective order issued by the court. Griem is also accused to issuing a subpoena for Joe Gentz medical records inappropriately.

This is a hearing requested by Susan Reed, the defense attorney for Gentz, who is charged with the murder of Jane Bashara. Reed has not returned a call to 7 Action News.

The Wayne County Prosecutor will also be involved in the hearing.

The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in front of 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King. The judge could find Griem in contempt and hit him with a fine or even jail time.
 

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