Former Michigan State president charged with two felonies connected to Nassar scandal

Lou Ann Simon, the former president of Michigan State University, was charged Tuesday with lying to the police in connection to the Larry Nassar investigation.

Eaton County authorities charged Simon Tuesday with two felony counts of lying to police and two misdemeanors of the same crime.

Simon, a 40-year employee of the university, was president in 2014 when Nassar was suspended amid a school investigation that resulted in no findings. Simon, who attended one of the six days of testimony, said she was lied to and misled like everyone else.

But the Eaton County Prosecutor's office said she knew something earlier than she admitted. According to the Eaton County Prosecutor's office, Simon told investigators she was aware in 2014 that a sports medicine doctor was the subject of a Title IX investigation. Investigators also say she knew it was Nassar of the investigation at the time.

Simon resigned as president at MSU on January 24th, the same day Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for sexual abuse.

FOX 2 is working to learn more about the charges and will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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