LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan attorney general’s office has accused seven current and former police officers with falsifying state documents for inspections intended to detect stolen vehicles and parts.
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday the officers who have served several local police departments have been charged with numerous counts of uttering and publishing. The felony charges come after an investigation by the FBI Detroit-Area Public Corruption Task Force and Michigan State Police.
Schuette says in a release the officers were supposed to ensure that vehicles inspected and approved for motor vehicle titles weren’t stolen. He alleges they fraudulently submitted paperwork to the Secretary of State.
The attorney general’s office believes the seven defendants will be arraigned on Thursday.