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Blackmail and Extortion

One Michigan lawmaker quits, one expelled in sex scandal

LANSING, Mich. It took 14 hours, two failed votes and a day full of drama, but at 3:12 a.m. Friday, Michigan state Rep. Todd Courser resigned from his state House seat, and an hour later, Rep. Cindy Gamrat was expelled on a 91-12 vote, ending a controversial sex and cover-up scandal that has rocked Lansing for the last month. "I felt is was the appropriate thing to do. I put everybody through a whole bunch, my family, constituents and the people in this room," Courser said. "You go 14-15 hours later, they would have been doing a third vote. I felt they were just going to go until they got their answer." His resignation letter was short and simple: "I hereby...