Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced 17 corruption charges against seven inspectors in Detroit’s building department.
The former chief of staff of a Detroit pension fund trustee has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes as part of the federal government’s long-running corruption investigation in the city.
Michigan ranked 48 out of 50 states in four key areas.
A former Pontiac city councilman who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison.
The former fire chief in Pontiac has been sentenced to six months in prison for taking a bribe to ignore violations at a bar.
A former River Rouge school official has been sentenced to five years in prison for a bribery and mail fraud scheme that cost the district $160,000.
A Detroit pastor who doubled as a city building official has been sentenced to two years of probation in a scheme to have taxpayers pay for kitchen equipment at his church.
Ex-Pontiac Fire Chief Jeffrey Hawkins has been convicted of bribery for taking payment in exchange for ignoring code violations at a bar.
According to a recent statewide survey, a majority of voters believe that the verdict for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was “just and fair,” while 16 percent think he “got off easy.”
A raid at the home of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert stretched overnight and into the morning Tuesday.