DETROIT -

Tuesday, United States Attorney Barbara McQuade filed felony charges against a former Detroit City Council staffer.

George Stanton, the former chief of staff to ex-Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, is accused of accepting a $15,000 cash bribe in 2007.

View: Charges filed against Stanton

The charge alleges that Roy Dixon paid Stanton the money in order to gain influence with him and his position to council.

Tinsley-Talabi is currently a state representative. She has not been charged in the investigation.

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