Elliott’s defense files motion alleging prosecutor misconduct

Ian Elliott sits in the Isabella County Trial Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 11

Former Student Government Association Ian Elliott’s defense attorney Joe Barberi filed a motion alleging prosecutor misconduct and asking for the court to dismiss charges.  

The motion, filed in the Isabella County Trial Court on March 6, accuses Assistant Attorney General Brian Kolodziej of withholding information from the court and violating ethical rules as a prosecutor. 

The motion requests to dismiss charges against Elliott and notes that Kolodziej allegedly violated two Michigan court rules. The motion also requests the court to enter sanctions against Kolodziej. 

The Isabella County Trial Court set a settlement conference for Monday.

Elliott is charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual assault and one count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. He allegedly sexually assaulted Rachel Wilson after meeting her at The Cabin in 2016. 

Separate charges were filed by Landrea Blackmore after she testified in the first case at a preliminary exam. In that case, Elliott is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct. 

The trial is scheduled for July 8.