Inkster District Judge Sylvia James was accused of turning a community service fund into her own private foundation.
A court filing has revealed details of nearly $1 billion in payouts known as the 13th check from a Detroit retirement system.
The report says spending was “effectively robbing” pension funds and contributed to a “significant underfunding” of the funds.
The Michigan Supreme Court has removed a Detroit-area judge from office for mishandling public money.
The city’s Human Services Department is under investigation by the FBI for misspending,