Judge Edward J. Moinet
Edward Julien Moinet was confirmed to a new seat in the Eastern District in 1927.
He had prior judicial experience, serving from 1913 until his federal appointment
as a judge of Michigan’s 29th Judicial Circuit Court.
One of Judge Moinet’s notable cases involved a very glamorous woman, “Countess” Grace Buchanan-
Dineen who promptly fainted when he gave her a sentence of 12 years in the
The Detroit Free Press’s edition of March 26, 1944, headline
was “Five in City Spy Ring Sentenced.” Judge Moinet retired from the court in