Ex-Supreme Court Justice Hathaway wants out of prison after serving less than 6 months behind bars

ANN ARBOR (WXYZ) - Former State Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway wants out of federal prison, according to a court filing released today.

Hathaway is currently serving a one-year-and-one-day prison sentence prompted by a 7 Action News investigation that revealed she committed bank fraud by hiding assets from her lender. 

Hathaway argued that she ought to have her sentenced reduced by six months or be released to home confinement or a halfway house until her prison term ends this summer.  

But the Bureau of Prisons, she says, won't allow Hathaway to reside in a halfway house because of the risk of  coming into contact with a defendant she previously sentenced.

Since August, Hathaway has been an inmate in a campus-like women's facility  nicknamed "Camp Cupcake." It's housed high-profile inmates like Martha Stewart and former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers.

Fishman argued in court filings that Hathaway has been rehabilitated, citing that she's received certificates of achievement for competing classes in basic parenting, yoga, nutrition and brisk walking.
The. U.S. Attorney had no comment on today's filing.
Contact Investigator Ross Jones at rjones@wxyz.com or at (248) 827-9466.
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