Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Proposal 1 asks Michigan voters to weigh in on a complex tax issue
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- These three female candidates could be some of the most interesting leaders in Michigan
Fri February 1, 2013
Feds indict ex-Detroit Public Library contractor
DETROIT (AP) - Federal authorities have accused a former contractor with the Detroit Public Library of bribery in an effort to win a $1.5 million contract.
James Henley was indicted Thursday on charges he bribed a library official in 2007 and 2008. He also has been charged with failing to file tax returns for those years.
Officials say Henley created a company to obtain an information technology contract. The indictment says an unnamed official helped the company win the contract and Henley secretly paid $600,000 in kickbacks to the library official.
The Associated Press left phone and email messages Friday for Henley.
The indictment comes two months after the FBI raided the library's main office and removed files and computer equipment. No library employee or official has been charged.