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$10K For Hair Plugs, Part Of The Lifestyle That Landed Wayne County Official In Prison

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The federal government says a former high-ranking Wayne County official convicted of corruption spent $10,000 on hair plugs before his wedding.

The disclosure was made in a court filing, as prosecutors recommended at least 14 years in prison for Michael Grundy. He returns to Detroit federal court on May 8th.

Grundy was executive director of HealthChoice, a county health program for the needy. He also was an assistant county executive until fall 2011.

Grundy was accused of enriching himself by having a contractor inflate invoices and pass him the cash.

According to a 25-count Federal indictment, Grundy conspired to bilk HealthChoice for more than $1 million through a series of kickback contracts with corporations doing business with the program, which he set up.

The indictment also charged that Grundy used “deception and fear” to extort a company that had contracts with HealthChoice.

He pleaded guilty last June.

 

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