Macomb Twp. business owners, candidates, more meet to discuss federal corruption investigation

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Macomb Township business owners, candidates and former politicians met on Tuesday night to discuss what's next.

A federal investigation into a Macomb Township trustee has many screaming 'I told you so,' after some say they've been raising concerns for months.

Cliff Freitas made a quick exit from federal court on Tuesday after being arrested and charged with bribery in connection with Rizzo Environmental Services. He was elected to the board in 2012 and started working for Rizzo in 2014.

Former Township Supervisor and write-in candidate Mark Grabow says he has been calling out corruption for months.

"I don't believe this board has the audacity or capability to handle what's happening. They need to step down and leave," Grabow said.

We tried reaching the current supervisor several times, but she avoided our cameras, sending us a statement saying she condemns all actions that go against the public trust.

A rally is planned for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the township hall.

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