Kym Worthy http://michiganradio.org en Napoleon earns law enforcement approval in Detroit mayor's race http://michiganradio.org/post/napoleon-earns-law-enforcement-approval-detroit-mayors-race <p>Law enforcement officials are choosing sides in the Detroit mayor&rsquo;s race.</p><p>And perhaps not surprisingly, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon has earned their support.</p><p>Some major Detroit Police and Wayne County Sheriffs union officials endorsed Napoleon Tuesday, as did Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy.</p><p>Worthy says that when it comes to tackling Detroit&rsquo;s crime problem, Napoleon &ldquo;gets it,&rdquo; unlike current leaders.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:58:54 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 14676 at http://michiganradio.org Napoleon earns law enforcement approval in Detroit mayor's race 1-person grand jury to look at Wayne County jail project http://michiganradio.org/post/1-person-grand-jury-look-wayne-county-jail-project <p>DETROIT (AP) - A one-person grand jury has been convened to investigate whether any criminal activity is involved in the over-budget Wayne County Jail project.<br><br>County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny on Wednesday also banned the release of an auditor general's investigation of the construction project.<br><br>Kenny's order came after a petition filed by Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Among other things, the petition says Worthy's investigation will focus on neglect of duty, conspiracy, fraud and misconduct.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:59:12 +0000 The Associated Press 14495 at http://michiganradio.org 1-person grand jury to look at Wayne County jail project War of words escalates between Worthy, Ficano http://michiganradio.org/post/war-words-escalates-between-worthy-ficano <p>The war of words between Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and County Executive Robert Ficano is intensifying.</p><p>Worthy <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130320/NEWS05/130320053/kym-worthy-wayne-county-prosecutor-budget-cuts">held a press conference Wednesday to blast Ficano</a>. She spoke in front of a televised slideshow with media clips detailing the Ficano administration’s ongoing corruption issues.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:28:18 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 11794 at http://michiganradio.org War of words escalates between Worthy, Ficano Michigan man accused of defrauding Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-man-accused-defrauding-fannie-mae-freddie-mac <p>A Wayne county man is <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130116/NEWS02/130116028/Canton-broker-accused-defrauding-Fannie-Mae-Freddie-Mac">facing criminal charges</a> for allegedly defrauding federal real estate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.<br><br>Samer Salami, a real estate agent and broker for Fannie and Freddie,<br>is accused of obtaining properties they owned through Trademark<br>Assets--a shell company he secretly controlled--for an artificially<br>low price.<br><br>Salami would then turn around and sell the property to an actual,<br>higher bidder—pocketing the difference between the two sales, plus a<br>double commission.<br><br>Overall, it’s alleged Salami bilked the mortgage giants out of about<br>$488,000, through 22 such illegal housing sales in Wayne county. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:11:47 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10806 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan man accused of defrauding Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Ficano calls for 20% budget cuts; department heads rebel http://michiganradio.org/post/ficano-calls-20-budget-cuts-department-heads-rebel <p>Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano says<a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120703/METRO01/207030335/1409/metro/Ficano-proposes-sweeping-20-cuts"> department heads will have to implement deep cuts</a>.</p><p>But department heads are rebelling, and one has already threatened to sue.</p><p>In a 2-year budget plan, Ficano says all county departments will have to absorb a 20% budget cut if the Wayne County is to avoid fiscal disaster.</p><p>He says property tax revenues have plummeted, and the county faces a $155 million dollar accumulated deficit.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:37:34 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8138 at http://michiganradio.org Ficano calls for 20% budget cuts; department heads rebel 11 more face criminal charges related to Detroit Public Schools http://michiganradio.org/post/11-more-face-criminal-charges-related-detroit-public-schools <p>Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy has <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110915/NEWS01/110915022/Detroit-school-computers-cash-stolen-3-employees-8-others-charged-latest-bust">charged 11 people</a> with crimes against Detroit Public Schools.</p><p>Only three of the people charged are former district employees. They include two cafeteria workers accused of pocketing lunch money, and an ex-teacher who failed to report drunk driving offenses.</p><p>The other cases involve laptops stolen from Detroit schools.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:55:17 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4173 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit, Wayne County officials protest State Police "about-face" on crime lab http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-wayne-county-officials-protest-state-police-about-face-crime-lab <pre> Detroit and Wayne County officials say they feel like Michigan State Police have &ldquo;stabbed them in the back.&quot; </pre> <pre> That&rsquo;s because State Police have <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110418/METRO/104180342/State-Police-scale-back-Detroit-crime-lab">backed off a plan</a> to put a full-service crime lab in a former casino the city plans to turn into its new police headquarters. </pre> <pre> But the state later decided that wasn&rsquo;t the best use of money. They say Detroit Police need more help handling and submitting evidence. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:58:48 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2123 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit, Wayne County officials protest State Police "about-face" on crime lab