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Petoskey New-Review, 6/16/08, “Cheboygan assistant prosecutor named in $75 million civil suit”, by Noah Fowle, News-Review Staff Writer; and

15-count complaint in Hatchett v. City of Sterling Heights et al, pp.26-28

Cheboygan assistant prosecutor named in $75 million civil suit

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008, 12:00 am

By Noah Fowle News-Review Staff Writer

CHEBOYGAN - A civil suit filed downstate last month, named Cheboygan assistant prosecutor Eric Kaiser in a $75 million civil suit. The case stems from the arrest and conviction of Nathaniel Hatchett for a 1996 Sterling Heights carjacking and criminal sexual assault.

After being found guilty, Hatchett served more than 11 years in prison. He was exonerated by DNA evidence that was ascertained through the Thomas Cooley Law School's Innocence Project earlier this year.

Kaiser, who was the Macomb County prosecutor at the time of the case, is named along with police detectives working the case in the 15-count complaint. According to the 48-page complaint, Hatchett was coerced into an inconsistent confession, and Kaiser willingly withheld key DNA evidence during the trial.

Kaiser declined to comment based on advice from his civil counsel, and said only that his side would come out during the forthcoming court proceedings.

Hatchett is being represented by Southfield attorney Chris Kokkinakos.

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