MI: Feds: Ex-Detroit Airport Manager Took Bribes, Ate Evidence to Cover Up Crime

May 24, 2018

A former Wayne County Airport manager has been indicted in a $5-million bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors say involved some unusual trickery: He ate some of the evidence to hide his crime.

Indicted is James Warner, 51, of Commerce Township, who is accused of pocketing more than $5 million in bribes and kickbacks for helping businessmen secure lucrative contracts with the Wayne County Airport Authority.

He did this, prosecutors say, by giving one contractor insider information that helped him secure work and writing and submitting fraudulently inflated invoices on behalf of another contractor, who then kicked back money to Warner when he got paid.

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2018/05/23/detroit-airport-manager-indicted-kickback-bribery-scheme-ate-evidence/638313002