Michael LaJoice made his first appearance in court today, standing before Clarkston District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio. LaJoice will undergo a psychological examination to determine if he's competent to stand trial.

In the M-Live video below, Flint attorney Michael Manley tells Fabrizio that he's requesting the exam based on confidential conversations he's had with LaJoice and members of his family.

LaJoice is accused of embezzling $20 million from the Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union over the last 12 years. LaJoice-owned Chasse Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio has been closed since he turned himself in at the Oakland County Sheriff's Department on January 6th. His $31 million Fenton redevelopment project remains on hold.