WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Roll out the felony?
A cable TV producer in suburban Detroit has been charged with using publicly owned equipment to make polka DVDs and sell them to an undercover officer.
Police say Fred DeChausse (de-CHAWSS-ay) was caught selling 11 pirated DVDs of the show “Polka Party” for $150. He’s the producer of show on Warren’s public cable channel.
Defense lawyer Leon Weiss called the case is “unfortunate and ridiculous” and said DeChausse is innocent.
A court hearing Monday was postponed.
Felony and misdemeanor charges were filed earlier this month against the 71-year-old DeChausse. He’s been suspended without pay.
Warren police say the investigation isn’t over.