Towing titan Gasper Fiore gets 21 months in prison for Macomb County corruption

Posted at 2:42 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 19:10:23-04

Towing titan Gasper Fiore was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in the Macomb County corruption scandal.

Fiore, 57, pleaded guilty in December to conspiring to commit bribery in connection with a municipal towing contract in Clinton Township. He was sentenced to 21 months with two years supervised release. Fiore was immediately taken into custody and has been ordered to complete a GED high school education while in prison or during probation.

The owner of multiple towing companies in southeast Michigan, Fiore admitted at the plea hearing that he conspired to pay bribes to Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds in order to obtain a municipal towing contract with the township.

The plea deal is already costing Fiore business in the city of Detroit. Sources in the mayor's office confirm to 7 Action News that contracts with all of Fiore's companies have been suspended.

Other contractors are bidding for the business, which could run into the millions of dollars as Fiore provided police towing and snow plowing for Detroit.

Fiore admitted to giving Reynolds cash bribes of $4,000 and $3,000 in March and May of 2016 in order to buy Reynolds' vote to select Fiore's company to receive the Clinton Township towing contract.

Fiore paid the bribes to Reynolds through Charles B. Rizzo, who was cooperating with federal law enforcement at the time of the bribe payments.