In an effort to assist those individuals who have been affected by this case, this webpage has been developed to provide court and case related information. This does not replace written notification to those identified as victims of the charged offenses (which currently include distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography), it simply provides an additional resource from which to obtain information.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Courthouse renovations in Detroit, courtroom changes may occur. Please check this website for the latest courtroom location information. If you plan on attending, please confirm the courtroom number for Judge Arthur J. Tarnow with the courthouse guards as you pass through the security checkpoint.
On February 5, 2019 Michael Zeidler was indicted on one count of Distribution of Child Pornography; one count of Receipt of Child Pornography; and one count of Possession of Child Pornography. A tentative plea date has been scheduled for October 23, 2019 11:00 a.m. before the Honorable Arthur J. Tarnow. Any updates to the hearing dates and times will be posted to this web page. If you plan on attending, please contact Sandy Palazzolo, Victim Witness Coordinator, United States Attorney’s Office at 313-226-9633 one day prior to the scheduled hearing to confirm the date and time.
For a copy of the indictment, please click HERE.