- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A trash hauler in suburban Detroit says it’s cooperating with federal authorities after a public official was charged with taking bribes.

Rizzo Environmental Services is not named in the criminal complaint filed Thursday in federal court. But the document says Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds took cash in exchange for his support for an $18 million contract.

Township Supervisor Robert Cannon says only Rizzo has a contract that high in the Macomb County community.

Joseph Munem, Rizzo’s director of public relations, released a statement, saying the trash hauler is cooperating with investigators and “will follow their guidance so long as it may be required.”

Reynolds was released on bond. He and his lawyer declined to comment.

The FBI says it’s investigating “systemic” public corruption, primarily in Macomb County.

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