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Michigan Legislator Indicted Over Prevailing Wage Vote Extortion

May 15, 2019, 5:17 PM

A Michigan legislator allegedly demanded up to $360,000 in bribes for political campaigns in return for delivering votes to protect the state’s prevailing wage law.

Rep. Larry Inman (R) allegedly sought $30,000 in campaign contributions for himself and up to 11 other Republicans from a Michigan labor union, according to a May 14 indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. In exchange, he allegedly promised the union that he and his colleagues wouldn’t vote to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law.

The Michigan House and Senate in June 2018 capped a multiyear push by...

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