Priest's Allies Say His Good Works Outweigh His Embezzlement CrimesProsecutors are seeking a three-year prison sentence, saying probation would be a "gentle wrist-slap."
Guilty Plea Likely From Detroit-Area Priest In Fraud CaseThe government says Rev. Edward Belczak concealed his theft of more than $500,000 from St. Thomas More Church in Troy.
Judge OKs Plea Deal In $50M Ponzi SchemeA judge has accepted a new plea deal from a Detroit-area financial manager who helped the government prosecute his partner in a real estate scheme that ended with nearly $50 million in losses.
Feds Want $44.5M In Restitution In Bravata CaseFederal prosecutors want a Detroit-area investment manager and his son to pay $44.5 million in restitution for a real-estate scheme that crashed during the recession.
Ex-River Rouge Schools Exec Gets 5-Year SentenceA 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.
Mich. Man Wants To Drop Guilty Plea In $2M Scam A Michigan man who reaped $2 million by telling inmates that he could spring them from prison wants to withdraw his guilty plea after learning he could face decades behind bars.
Jury Convicts Father, Son Of Defrauding InvestorsA Brighton-area investment manager and his son have been found guilty in a $50 million scheme to defraud hundreds of investors.
Man Pleads Guilty In $2.6M Prison Legal Aid ScamA southeastern Michigan man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, two years after being accused of stealing $2.6 million from thousands of prisoners and their family members nationwide.
Ex-River Rouge School Official Guilty Of BriberyA federal jury has found a former River Rouge school official guilty of a bribery and mail fraud scheme that cost her suburban Detroit district $160,000.