United States: Judge cuts bribery sentence of suburban Detroit contractor

A federal judge has cut short the sentence of an engineering contractor convicted of paying a series of bribes to a public official in suburban Detroit.

Paulin Modi, 50, had been sentenced last year to one year in prison after the Troy man was convicted of paying bribes totaling $5,000 to a Washington Township official who was cooperating with the FBI.

Prosecutors said the bribes were designed to maintain a township contract for Modi’s engineering business. They had sought to have Modi spend 14 months in prison.

The original full article can be found at apnews.com.

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