Racketeering

Emmanuel Riopelle (Booking Photo)

Mich. State Police Lieutenant Convicted In Theft Scheme

A Michigan State Police lieutenant has reached a plea deal after being accused of stealing property seized during drug operations and other crimes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2013

Lorraine Brown (Booking Photo)

Mortgage Processor Gets Up To 20 Years In Robo-Signing Scheme

The former president of a mortgage document processing company has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on a racketeering charge in a Michigan case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

Jeffrey Ripley - Danny Lee VanLiere (Booking Photo)

Men Plead In $9 Million Ponzi Scheme That Targeted Elderly

Two West Michigan men accused of defrauding investors in a $9 million Ponzi scheme have pleaded no contest to racketeering charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013

Ex -Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Kilpatrick Asks To Be Released From Prison Until Sentencing

The ex-mayor of Detroit, recently convicted in connection with racketeering, is asking a federal court to release him on bond.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2013

Kenneth Second

Livonia Man Charged In Senior Citizen Travel Scam

A 44-year-old Livonia man who allegedly scammed over 100 senior citizens into paying for vacations they would never take is facing jail time after being charged with nine felonies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2012

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Kilpatrick Late On Restitution Payment, Forced To Stay In Michigan

Kilpatrick says he’s not allowed to leave the state this weekend because he was late on the mandatory $500 monthly payment to the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2012

Sharon Broadway (Booking Photo)

Credit Union Worker Pleads Guilty In $2M Scheme

Prosecutors say 61-year-old Sharon Broadway embezzled $2.1 million from the United Catholic Credit Union in Temperance in Monroe County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2012

Woman Gets Jail Time In Funeral Embezzlement Case

A Michigan woman will be spending the next seven to 20 years behind bars for embezzling more than $400,000 from customers of her Bay County funeral home business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2012

Charles Sanders Jr. and Kevin Sargent. (Courtesy: Michigan Department of Attorney General)

Ex-Cop, City Employee Plead Guilty In Illegal Gambling Case

A former Flat Rock police officer and a Trenton city worker have plead guilty to running an illegal sports betting operation while working on city time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

Plastic pallets the four suspects allegedly stole from industrial yards in southeast Michigan and then resold through legitimate and illegitimate businesses. (Courtesy: Michigan Attorney General)

Four Charged In Organized Crime Crackdown

Four Michigan residents have been charged with multiple crimes in connection to an alleged organized crime operation targeting industrial areas of southeast Michigan, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2012

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