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Tow company mogul Gasper Fiore pleads guilty to bribery

MIkolay Frolochkin

The owner of multiple Southeast Michigan towing companies pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying bribes to a Macomb County official to in order to get a municipal towing contract.

Gasper Fiore pleaded guilty to conspiracy. He admitted to paying $7,000 to Dean Reynolds, a trustee in Macomb County's Clinton Township.
The government says the money was funneled through an executive at Rizzo Environmental Services, who has also pleaded guilty to corruption.

Dan Lemisch, the acting U.S. attorney in Detroit, said in a press release Fiore's guilty plea is a "significant blow to corruption" in southeastern Michigan. Nearly 20 people have been charged, and many have pleaded guilty.

Fiore faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

A sentencing date has been set for May 1, 2018.

Paulette is a digital media reporter and producer for Michigan Public. She started as a newsroom intern at the station in 2014 and has taken on various roles in that time, including filling in as an on-air host.
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