Judge sets plea hearing for ex-Assistant Wayne County Executive Michael Grundy

But lawyer says still no concrete plea deal

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A federal judge has scheduled a plea hearing for a former assistant Wayne County executive-- which means a plea deal could be imminent.

Judge Denise Page Hood issued the Notice to Appear to Michael Grundy. The 7 Action News Investigators first exposed the FBI investigation into Grundy's alleged kickback scheme from county vendors.

Grundy's attorney tells Action News that today's court filing is not entirely accurate and there is no firm plea deal in place between Grundy and federal prosecutors.

But the judge has asked Grundy to appear in court on June 4 for a plea hearing.

If a deal is reached, it's not clear which charge or charges Grundy will plead guilty to. 

In the past, he has maintained his innocence. A federal grand jury indicted him on 25 charges in 2012, including extortion and obstruction of justice. 

A few months later, the feds added seven more money laundering charges.

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