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March 19, 2013

Coming Wednesday: Ex-Meijer lawyer faces formal complaint

TRAVERSE CITY — A former attorney for Meijer Corp. faces a formal complaint contending he lied under oath about the big box retailer's role in an Acme Township election and referendum.

The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission filed the complaint March 5 against Grand Rapids-based attorney Timothy Stoepker of the law firm Dickinson Wright. The commission, which enforces attorney conduct rules in Michigan, contends Stoepker was not truthful when asked during a 2007 deposition about his knowledge of Meijer’s political activities in Acme, where Meijer is pursuing a large retail store off M-72.

“I have no knowledge,” Stoepker said twice during the deposition when asked about Meijer's work to impact local elections.

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