David Edwards, a former Wayne County IT executive, pleaded guilty this morning to usurpation a $13,000 cheat from a county contractor.
He concluded to concur with a sovereign government’s examine of Wayne County crime in lapse for a judgment of 12 to 18 months in sovereign prison.
It is a second new guilty defence from a former help to embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.
Edwards had a defence conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Stephen Murphy.
He quiescent final month from his $110,000-a-year pursuit in a dialect of record and was charged with temptation on May 8 in an information filed in U.S. District Court.
“In 2009 and 2011, David Edwards intentionally and corruptly supposed $13,000 in income from a private executive intending to be rewarded in tie with his central duties per a business, transaction or array of exchange of Wayne County involving $5,000 or more,” a charging request said.
The executive was not identified. The crime carries a limit chastisement of 10 years in prison.
Edwards is a fifth chairman and fourth member of a Ficano administration to face sovereign crime charges given an FBI examine emerged final tumble in arise of a argumentative $200,000 remuneration to a former tip help Turkia Awada Mullin.
Today’s defence conference comes 4 days after Keith Griffin, a longtime crony of a former tip help to Ficano, pleaded guilty to a rascal assign involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in crude payments from a county health caring program.
Griffin certified to U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood that he was partial of a intrigue to deceive a county’s HealthChoice word module and a private company, and to flog behind income to Michael Grundy, a former partner county executive.
Grundy also has been charged in a purported scheme, though has denied wrongdoing. His box is pending.
Griffin, who faces 2½ to 3½ years in jail during sentencing in August, also was systematic to compensate $900,000 in compensation to HealthChoice and $350,000 to a unnamed company. He pronounced he was auxiliary with sovereign prosecutors questioning other crime in county government.