April 4, 2013 | AP A Grand Rapids lawyer is disputing allegations made by a legal watchdog agency that he lied under oath about Meijer's role in a 2007 recall election of township officials in Grand Traverse County.
In a complaint filed last month, the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission said Timothy Stoepker wasn't truthful when asked during a deposition about his knowledge of Meijer's political activities in Acme Township, where the retailer is pursuing a store.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/12iRbVI ) Stoepker's attorneys in a court filing say the complaint is based on "vague references" and a campaign finance law that's since been found unconstitutional.
Stoepker represented Grand Rapids-based Meijer Inc. during a dispute over the proposed Acme store. Voters rejected it in 2005, and township officials were targeted for recall two years later.
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