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Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon Won’t Face Charges

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State Treasurer Andy Dillon. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ, File)

State Treasurer Andy Dillon. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ, File)

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REDFORD TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says no charges will be filed against state Treasurer Andy Dillon, who was accused of assaulting his ex-wife.

Spokeswoman Maria Miller said Thursday there’s “insufficient evidence” to take a case to court.

Carol Dillon accused Andy Dillon of assaulting her while drunk at her Redford Township home on July 13.

Andy Dillon’s attorney, James Harrington, said the complaint was  “without merit.”

Dillon accused his wife of making threats and stealing his phone from a car the same day — but she denied it was a theft.

Following the incident, the Dillons sought personal protection orders against each other; but a judge instead issued a one-year restraining order.

The Dillons can’t have contact unless it involves their children.

Harrington said the restraining order is appropriate and that his client doesn’t want to be distracted from his state job.

In what appears to be a very messy break-up, an employee of Dillon’s has also filed a defamation case against his ex-wife, saying Carol Dillon wrongfully claimed the two had an affair and spread that rumor on the Internet. The complaint seeks more than $25,000.

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