Here Comes The Latest Turn In Detroit’s City Hall Probe

The scandal-ridden city of Detroit is still reeling from the latest chapter involving its disgraced mayor. Now stepping up to center stage is the public corruption probe into city hall. 

Paul Egan
The Detroit News
DETROIT — A second former director of Detroit’s Cobo Center has been charged with a federal felony in connection with a City Hall corruption investigation.
Glenn Blanton, 47, was charged last week with falsifying documents to obstruct an investigation.
In November of 2005, Blanton allegedly wrote three checks totaling $15,000 to former Cobo contractor Karl Kado, who at one time held all or part of the electrical, janitorial, catering and retail contracts at Cobo.
The checks purported to be a $15,000 loan repayment to the contractor when, in fact, this money had been given to the defendant by the contractor as a bribe payment and not a loan,” charging documents filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit allege.
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