WARREN, Mich. A former suburban Detroit law clerk accused of illegally accepting a few hundred dollars to help someone deal with a traffic ticket has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
Defense lawyer Thomas Tomko says Wisam Mikho made the plea last week to one misdemeanor count and was sentenced to a year of probation and 200 hours of community service.
Mikho was a law student working in Warren's legal department and was authorized to prosecute traffic cases. A woman told police she gave money to Mikho at the courthouse on the day she had a hearing for a traffic violation and thought the ticket was resolved.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens (http://bit.ly/18YaZhZ ) says Mikho was fired following the March incident.
Tomko says his client hopes to show this was an isolated incident.