Sports betting bustedPublished 9:22pm Wednesday, January 11, 2012
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Wednesday announced the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Unit charged a Flat Rock police sergeant and a City of Trenton public works employee for allegedly conducting an illegal gambling operation involving bets on professional and college football games conducted on city time with taxpayer resources.
Charges result from an investigation that began in February 2011 after a complaint was lodged with the FBI.
“Public safety officials who break the law and use taxpayer resources to do it will be brought to justice,” said Schuette. “To restore public integrity and protect public safety, this kind of corruption must come to an end. We will hold corrupt officials accountable, wherever they are found.”