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Ex-Detroit City Council Staffer Charged In Bribery

Source: Robert Snell / The Detroit News

Detroit — Federal prosecutors charged a former City Council staffer Tuesday with pocketing a $15,000 bribe as part of a widening scandal involving the city’s pension funds.

George Stanton of Detroit, the former chief of staff to ex-Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, was charged in a criminal information.

If convicted, Stanton faces up to 10 years in federal prison. He was charged in a criminal information, which typically means the defendant has cut a deal with prosecutors before being arraigned or indicted.

According to court records, Stanton accepted a $15,000 cash bribe from Georgia businessman Roy Dixon. The money was in exchange for Stanton influencing Dixon’s business dealings with the city’s pension funds.

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