Deal in the works for state lawmaker charged with corruption

(Source: MGN Online)
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DETROIT (AP) (3/1/2018) - A Michigan lawmaker charged with putting a no-show employee on his payroll apparently has struck a deal with federal prosecutors.

Sen. Bert Johnson, a Democrat from Highland Park, said Tuesday that he was preparing for a March 12 trial. But a judge now has set a change-of-plea hearing for Friday.

Johnson is accused of repaying $14,000 in loans by putting Glynis Thornton on the payroll. The government says she did no work for $23,000.

Johnson has denied the theft charge.

Thornton cooperated with investigators after getting caught in a separate corruption case involving bribes for a Detroit school principal.

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3/1/2018 2:38:25 PM (GMT -5:00)

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