Contact: Jennifer Putney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2021
Prosecutor’s Office Says Goodbye To Longtime Assistant Prosecutors Welcomes New Assistant Prosecutors
Mount Clemens, Michigan — The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office has experienced some significant staffing changes due to retirements and new hirings over the past few months.
In May, Chief of the Warrant Division and office veteran, Dean Alan retired after over 40 years of service. Dean’s legacy of public service spanned several prosecutors and administrations. Dean’s ability to juggle the fast-paced needs of the Warrant Division, while keeping his sense of humor, was recognized by all who came in contact with him.
Long-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney William Harding retired last Friday. He had dedicated his professional life to serving the people of Macomb County, also working in the Prosecutor’s Office for over 40 years. While Bill served in a myriad of different roles during his tenure with the office, he is leaving after 10 years as Chief of the Internet Crimes Unit.
Another long-time public servant, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jurij Fedorak, has retired after over 30 years in the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. Jurij had been the first chair to Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Faunce and assisted on Prosecutor Lucido’s newly formed Major Crimes Review Team. Jurij will not be going far though, as he has accepted a union position and will return as a part-time special prosecutor. It is a win for the office to retain an attorney of Jurij’s caliber who also has a bevy of institutional knowledge.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Vincent Collura has also recently accepted a union position as a part-time special prosecutor. Prior to serving in the Prosecutor’s Office in the Drug Unit, and Circuit and District Courts, Vince spent 25 years as a Clinton Township Police Officer. The office is proud to retain an individual with Vince’s expertise as both a law enforcement officer and a public servant.
Prosecutor Lucido has been diligently interviewing highly quality candidates to fill the vacancies within the office. He is proud to welcome three new union attorneys at the end of this month:
- Pamela Brown, a Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor, specializing in Domestic Violence cases; conducted bench and jury trials; authorized warrant requests;
- Brian Fox, also a Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor specializing in Juvenile cases; conducted bench and jury trials; prosecuted cases including weapons and drug charges, arson and theft crimes, assaultive crimes including armed robbery and assault with the intent to murder; and,
- Jeffrey Plymale, another Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor with almost 20 years of experience, specializing in Child Abuse and Juvenile cases; prosecuted serious offenses including multiple defendant homicides and armed robbery; managed Adolescent Sex Offender Program (ASOP); conducting inner-office trainings.
“It is a privilege to fill three vacant full-time union positions, and two vacant part-time union positions with such skilled and experienced attorneys. These veteran Assistant Prosecutors will be an asset to Macomb County,” stated Prosecutor Lucido. “This office has a responsibility to the residents, families, and businesses of Macomb County. I stand strong in my belief that the team I have assembled will serve Macomb County with dignity and pride.”