DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area businessman will spend one year and nine months in prison for his role in the bribing of a suburban official for help with a municipal towing contract.

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Gasper Fiore was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Port Huron for conspiracy to commit bribery. He also was ordered to serve two years supervised release and pay a $10,000 fine.

The 57-year-old Fiore of Grosse Pointe Shores pleaded guilty late last year. He admitted to giving $7,000 to Dean Reynolds who was a trustee in Macomb County’s Clinton Township.

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The government said the money was funneled through an executive at a trash-hauling company, who has also pleaded guilty to corruption.

A jury convicted Reynolds of corruption in June.

The federal corruption investigation has resulted in charges against 20 people.

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