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Trial getting under way in mail truck corruption

a USPS mail truck

DETROIT (AP) - A trial is getting under way in Detroit in a corruption case involving the repair of mail trucks.

Four U.S. Postal Service employees have pleaded guilty, but Greg Gorski of Canton Township is going to trial Monday. He's accused of accepting cash, sports tickets, a minivan and other payoffs from the owner of Metro Diesel in exchange for sending mail vehicles to the Detroit garage.

The indictment also accuses Gorski of receiving $500 in monthly gift cards for restaurants and gas stations.

The trial means there likely will be testimony from garage owner Joe Fawaz. He paid bribes for years before confessing to investigators when his wife got in hot water in an unrelated case. Fawaz has not been charged. His cooperation with agents helped reduce his wife's sentence.

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