ECORSE — The Ecorse mayor and city controller were arrested and charged with conspiracy, bribery and fraud, according to The Detroit News. The two allegedly contracted out some city services because of financial kickbacks offered by the contractor, including at least $10,000 in payments and a Lexus.
The contractor pleaded guilty to bribing city officials, and had been working with FBI investigators since September 2008 in gathering evidence against the city officials, according to the Detroit Free Press.
References: "Businessman pleads guilty in Ecorse scheme," Detroit Free Press, Oct. 16, 2009
"Ecorse mayor, controller arraigned on bribery, fraud charges," The Detroit News, Sept. 25, 2009