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.
Jurors on Tuesday entered the courtroom for the first time to ask a question during deliberations in the corruption trial of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Jurors returned to work in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — but not for long.