February 9, 2015

Investigation of Wayne County Government Completed

United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today the completion of the federal corruption investigation of Wayne County government. Joining McQuade in the announcement was Paul Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation, which began three years ago, resulted in the convictions of five individuals, including Wayne County’s Chief Information Officer and an Assistant Wayne County Executive who served as the Director of HealthChoice of Michigan. The United States will not seek additional charges in connection with the investigation.

“I would like to thank and commend the officials and staff of the Wayne County Executive and the Wayne County Corporation Counsel for their cooperation during this investigation,” said McQuade. “Their assistance and openness allowed federal investigators to carefully review and assess a number of complex issues regarding the operation of county government.”