Written by John Face
Photo courtesy State of Michigan Website
March 29, 2022
On March 23, 2022, Senator John Bizon was sentenced in Calhoun County 10th District Court in front of Judge Michelle Richardson. He was placed on probation for one year, must pay $1,130 in court costs, have no contact with the victim and complete a mental health treatment program. Richardson who allegedly has a long history of being an advocate for women and assault victims handed down the sentence.
Bizon was accused of assaulting a nurse practitioner during an August 2021 visit to Oaklawn After Hours Express in Marshall MI. Bizon pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault and battery charge in February of this year.
Bizon has made public statements since his February guilty plea, “Without question, this entire situation is regrettable. As a doctor who has spent decades caring for those in need, I am deeply distressed that I unintentionally caused someone to feel unsafe,” he said. “I was very sick at the time of the incident and did not behave as I normally would have. Nevertheless, I take this situation very seriously and have learned from it.” Bizon was diagnosed with having Covid at the time and used this as the basis for his defense.
During his sentencing March 23, his victim spoke saying Bizon had “tried to bully, coerce and intimidate me to practice quack medicine because he believed in conspiracy theories. … Mr. Bizon, I forgive you, but I hope we both never forget”.
Reports state that Bizon, a Republican from Battle Creek plans to run for office again this fall.