- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A former suburban Detroit police chief has been sentenced to serve at least five years in prison for his role in a corruption case.

Prosecutors say then-Romulus police Chief Michael St. Andre and three of his detectives used drug forfeiture money to pay for prostitutes, alcohol and marijuana and to buy a tanning salon for the chief’s wife, Sandra.

Michael St. Andre was sentenced Friday in Detroit. He pleaded guilty in May to racketeering, embezzlement and misconduct charges.

According to WDIV-TV, St. Andre apologized to the judge and his family during Friday’s sentencing hearing.

The three former detectives pleaded no contest to embezzlement charges earlier this month. Sandra St. Andre received a 7- to 20-year sentence in February.

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