Detroit council member pleads guilty to taking towing bribes

DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit City Council member pleaded guilty to the conspiracy. Andre Spivey admits he and a helper accepted nearly $ 36,000 in bribes related to overseeing towing operations in the city. Spivey took the money from an undercover agent or an informant. He is expected to step down from office. Acting US attorney Saima Mohsin says Detroit residents deserve a government free from “pay-to-play” policies. Agents recently searched homes and offices associated with two other council members, Scott Benson and Janeé Ayers, and their aides. You have not been charged. Mayor Mike Duggan says it’s been a “tough day” for Detroit and Spivey’s family.

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