Ex-Royal Oak High School Principal Scheduled to Appear in Court Tuesday
A pre-trial hearing in Oakland County Circuit Court is set for Michael Greening, who faces two felony embezzlement charges.
In September, Judge Shalina Kumar rescheduled the pre-trial in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac for the first time to give defense attorney Paul Stablein time to review transcripts of the 44th District Court preliminary hearing. Greening's pre-trial hearing has since been rescheduled four additional times.
“It’s common practice to ask for more time," said Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Novy.
Transcripts defense counsel must shuffle through include two days of testimony, including Royal Oak Police Department Det. Keith Spencer summarizing his examination of Greening’s bank records and credit card statements, noting it appeared Greening had money troubles.
If convicted on two felony embezzlement charges, Greening faces up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000 or three times the amount embezzled, whichever is greater, for each charge. The former principal was released on $50,000 personal recognizance with conditions, including that he not leave the state.