GARDEN CITY (AP) — Two family members have been sentenced to prison for a scheme to pay bribes for a medical marijuana dispensary.
The case involved officials in Garden City, who notified federal investigators when they were approached in 2016.READ MORE: The Detroit Demolition Department Awarding Contracts To Detroit-Based Black Owned Businesses
Mike Baydoun was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday, while nephew Jalal Baydoun was given a year and a day. Another relative, Ali Baydoun, was placed on three years of supervised release in April.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
The FBI was greatly assisted by Robert Muery, who was Garden City’s city manager and police chief. Prosecutors say he wore a recording device and captured incriminating statements by Mike Baydoun.
The government says the Baydouns delivered $15,000, and that Mike Baydoun pledged to set aside $150,000 for future bribes.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
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