Another aide to Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano sentenced to time behind bars
11:43 AM, Sep 27, 2013
1:47 PM, Mar 27, 2014
WXYZ (DETROIT) - A judge sentenced a former Robert Ficano aide to a year and a day in prison this morning. David Edwards used to be second in charge over the county's information technology department.
He pleaded guilty to accepting a $13,000 bribe last year from an IT vendor who has county contracts
Edwards will also have to pay a $4000 fine and will be under supervision for two years.
Edwards is one of three former county's IT workers who has been charged as a result of an FBI probe into allegations of county wrongdoing.
Edwards' former boss Tahir Kazmi, who headed the IT Department, pleaded guilty last year to a bribery charge and is scheduled to be sentenced in December.
Zayd Alleban was sentenced to 41 months in prison earlier this month. A jury convicted him on two counts of obstruction of justice.
The FBI started its investigation into Wayne County after the 7 action news investigators exposed a secret severance deal and other practices now under scrutiny.