- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A federal agent and a suburban Detroit attorney have been charged with bribery, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 48-year-old Clifton Divers used his position as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations agent to obtain deferrals of deportations and other immigration benefits for non-citizen foreign nationals.

Federal authorities say Divers received more than $5,000, free legal services and other things of value.

Charles Busse of Birmingham is accused of paying bribes to get deferrals of deportation and other benefits for his clients. The 58-year-old Busse spent more than 15 years on the Warren City Council.

The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Thursday at Busse’s office and a message at a phone number listed for Divers.

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