|Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman
Ms. Volsan Curry was known to be close to Sgt. James Harris who was a member of Mayor Young’s security detail and friend of her father, Willie Volsan, the mayor’s brother-in-law. Cathy turned to her father with Wershe's request and Wilie Volsan in turn arranged for help from Sgt. Harris and other police officers willing to aid a dope dealer for cash. Harris, Volsan and the other officers were eventually convicted and sent to prison.
|Cathy Volsan Curry and her father, the late Willie Volsan (FBI surveillance photo)
|Wershe has a signed agreement about his testimony and cooperation. But does it cover all of his help for the federal government?
|Wershe's Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit about his cooperation in the FBI's Operation Backbone was agreed to while Justice Stephen Markman was the head of the office.
It would be better for all involved if Justice Markman avoids controversy in this high profile case by recusing himself from deciding whether Richard J. Wershe, Jr. is entitled to be re-sentenced.