City of Flint officials have named Michael J. Gildner as a special prosecutor in a criminal case involving Flint City Councilman Eric Mays.
“The appointment of a special assistant city attorney was made to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, and to ensure integrity in the prosecution of any such charges,” the city said in a statement.
Gildner has municipal law and prosecution experience and is corporate counsel for governmental bodies in Genesee, Lapeer and Oakland counties, including Swartz Creek, Holly, Richfield Township, Forest Township, Ortonville, Imlay Township, Marathon Township, Attica Township, Otter Lake, Arcadia Township and Gaines Township. He also represents the Genesee District Library, the statement said.
He has prosecuted thousands of cases in his 19-year career. In 1997, Mothers Against Drunk Driving named him Prosecutor of the Year.