Clinton Township trustee removed from all assignments after FBI investigation

Dean Reynolds arrested by FBI, accused of taking bribes

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – He didn't show up to hear the public asking for his ouster. Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds who has been arrested by the FBI, is accused of taking bribes from the township's trash hauler.

His colleagues on the board can't remove him outright but they can strip him of all his assignments which is what the board voted unanimously to do.

Reynolds is the first in what the feds say will be more politicians arrested in an ongoing probe of corruption in Macomb County.

A packed house showed up for Monday night's township board meeting disgusted with the situation. Reynolds is currently running for township supervisor as a Democrat but faces up to 10 years in prison if he's convicted.

"We want the public to know that we are not going to let him have any input on anything that would affect them at all," Township Supervisor Bob Cannon said.

The board also addressed how the garbage contract was awarded through the competitive bid process. What nobody can understand is why Rizzo Environmental Services would agree to pay Reynolds anything because the township has been pleased with the company's service and the low price it pays.

The feds say more charges are still to come but sources tell us nobody else on Clinton Township's board is in the mix.

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