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A look back at the corruption investigation that sent five employees of Michigan’s largest county to prison

A years-long, federalinvestigation that led to prison time for several top aides of former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano came to a close Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Five others went to prison for bribery, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. Full News here – Detroit News

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Pharmacist gets 6 years prison, forfeits nearly $1 million for role in painkiller scheme

A pharmacist was sentenced this week to six years in prison for his role in a scheme to distribute addictive, medically unnecessary painkillers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Full News here – Detroit News

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Marilyn Manson to Detroit: ‘I love you so much I almost spent four years in prison here!’

DETROIT, MI — It wasn’t anything like a Marilyn Manson concert in the mid-90s, when this shock rocking flamethrower in his prime drew plenty of controversy and protesters. Tuesday night’s show at the Fillmore Detroit had an Iron Maiden cover band as the opener called Revelations, with guys from Grand Rapids who looked like suburban […]

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Monitor of Michigan’s prison contract with Aramark is out

Associated Press – LANSING — The Snyder administration said an official overseeing Michigan’s prison food contract with Aramark Correctional Services has left the job after five months. Ed Buss is a former Florida and Indiana prison chief. He began work Sept. 2 overseeing Michigan’s three-year, $ 145 million contract with Philadelphia-based Aramark. The company’s performance […]

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Detroit, Jackson man sentenced to life in prison for execution-style murders

Detroit, Jackson man sentenced to life in prison for execution-style murders … "On July 27, 2012 at approximately 9 a.m. Detroit police officers responded to a run to a field located at Lyford and French Road in Detroit," Worthy's office said in a statement. "The officers observed the remains of two dead bodies that had […]

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Redford doctor to serve 15 months in prison for defrauding Medicare of $1.3 million

Redford’s Dr. Paula Williamson, 69, has been ensnared in an increasingly popular Medicare fraud scheme that robbed U.S. taxpayers of at least $ 1.3 million. Full News here – Detroit News

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Grosse Pointe Park’s Bob Bashara expected to receive life prison sentence Thursday

The once-wealthy landlord, property investor and respected philanthropist from Grosse Pointe Park, is facing life in prison after being convicted of the first-degree murder of his wife, Jane Bashara. Full News here – Detroit News

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Former Highland Park School Board president sentenced to prison for unlawful conversion of school funds, false tax return

The Highland Park School Board member who pleaded guilty to using companies to submit false invoices and then taking a cut of the cash while on the school board was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Full News here – Detroit News

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Activist Robert Davis gets 18 months in prison

Activist Robert Davis gets 18 months in prison Davis spent two years purportedly fighting government corruption and mounting serial lawsuits against the school district, state and attempts to restructure Detroit's finances. Prosecutors called the lawsuits largely frivolous and designed to deflect … Full News here – Read more on The Detroit News

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Father of ex-Detroit mayor released from prison to halfway house

Associated Press – The father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from a federal prison in Texas to a Dallas-area halfway house following his tax crime conviction tied to a Detroit City Hall corruption investigation. The Detroit News reports that 73-year-old Bernard Kilpatrick was transferred Wednesday and is being supervised by officials […]

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Bernard Kilpatrick released from federal prison

Kwame Kilpatrick’s father has been released from federal prison. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Former owner of old AMC headquarters gets more than 2 years prison for Clean Air Act violations

The dismantling of equipment and fixtures in the building “disturbed asbestos-containing materials and released ozone depleting substances,” according the U.S. Attorney’s office. Full News here – Detroit News

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Renisha McBride shooter likely to get at least 17 years in prison

Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights will learn his fate Wednesday when he is sentenced on a conviction of second-degree murder and felonious use of a firearm. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan fines Aramark $200,000 for poor prison food service

The state will fine Aramark an additional $ 200,000 and demand changes in its prison food service, Gov. Rick Snyder’s office announced Friday. Full News here – freep

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Snyder: Decision on Aramark prison contract coming in ‘next week or two’

Gov. Rick Snyder said a conclusion should be reached soon on whether the state will continue or alter its contract with Aramark to provide meal service to the state’s 43,000 prisoners. Full News here – freep

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