Former Detroit council member convicted in fraud trial
- Former Detroit council member convicted in fraud trial
DETROIT Former Detroit City Councilman Alonzo Bates has been found guilty on
a bank fraud charge and four counts of stealing public funds.
But a federal jury was deadlocked on an extortion charge. Prosecutors
alleged that Bates used a city contractor to perform work on his home. The
judge declared a mistrial on that charge.
Bates was indicted shortly after losing his re-election bid last fall.
Bank fraud carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a (m) million
dollar fine. The theft charges are punishable by up to ten years and a
250-thousand dollar fine.
Sentencing is scheduled for January fourth.
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