Ex-Pontiac councilman charged with corruption
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - An FBI sting operation has led to corruption charges against a former Pontiac city council member.
Federal authorities say Everett Seay accepted $25,000 from a man who needed city approval to open a money-handling business in Pontiac. The government says Seay was told the shop would be used to launder drug profits.
Seay also is accused of helping transport 35 pounds of cocaine for $15,000. The cocaine was fake, and the man who wanted to open a money-handling business actually was an undercover agent. The alleged crimes occurred in 2008 and 2009 when Seay was on the Pontiac council.
Seay was due in court Monday and could not immediately be reached for comment. Two other people also were charged.