FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, then-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. is seen in Ames, Iowa. McCotter resigned in July 2012 after fraudulent petition signatures prevented him from making the ballot to seek another term in Congress. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office said Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, that two or more people face criminal charges in the petition scandal. The charges were being announced Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at a news conference in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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FILE -  In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, then-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. is seen in Ames, Iowa. McCotter resigned in July 2012 after fraudulent petition signatures prevented him from making the ballot to seek another term in Congress. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office said Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, that two or more people face criminal charges in the petition scandal. The charges were being announced Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at a news conference in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, then-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. is seen in Ames, Iowa. McCotter resigned in July 2012 after fraudulent petition signatures prevented him from making the ballot to seek another term in Congress. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office said Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, that two or more people face criminal charges in the petition scandal. The charges were being announced Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at a news conference in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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