Mich. City Official Gets 1 Year For Contract Bribe

Law360, Chicago (September 19, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A former municipal official in Michigan was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for accepting a luxury car as a bribe for steering a $3.1 million public works contract to Michigan Municipal Services LLC.

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn handed the sentence to former Ecorse City Controller Erwin Earl Hollenquest, 63, after a jury convicted him in January of one count of bribery but found him not guilty of conspiracy or a lesser bribery charge accusing him of taking $200 from the...
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