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Jean Cloud named Interim Macomb County Prosecutor

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Posted at 3:09 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:15:31-04

(WXYZ) — Jean Cloud has been appointed to fill out the term of Macomb County Prosecutor, following the resignation of Eric Smith last month.

Smith resigned after being charged in a corruption investigation.

Cloud has worked as an assistant prosecutor in the office since July of 2000. She has served as Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit, Chief of the Auto Theft Unit, and Chief Trial Attorney. She has been serving as the head of the office since Smith's resignation.

Cloud was appointed by a 14 to 1 vote by the 16th Judicial Circuit Court Bench.

In a news release, Chief Judge James M. Biernat, Jr., stated: “Jean has worked very hard in the last month to guide the Prosecutor’s Office through a very significant transition. I believe she is well-positioned to continue in this caretaker role until a new elected prosecutor can be chosen by the voters of Macomb County. We look forward to a new chapter in our dealings with the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.”