- Associated Press - Monday, April 7, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The federal government says a former high-ranking Wayne County official convicted of corruption spent $10,000 on hair plugs before his wedding.

The disclosure was made in a court filing Monday as prosecutors recommended at least 14 years in prison for Michael Grundy, who returns to Detroit federal court on May 8.

The hair plugs were listed as part of his lavish spending through kickbacks when he was assistant county executive and head of HealthChoice, a public health program for the needy.

Grundy was accused of enriching himself by having a contractor inflate invoices and pass him the cash. He pleaded guilty last June.

The government says Grundy got at least $700,000 in kickbacks. Defense attorney William Swor says he’ll respond later in his own sentencing memo.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide