Rayford Jackson, 44, of Detroit, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Avern Cohn to 60 months in prison followed bythree years of supervised release for conspiring to commit bribery, United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today.
Berg was joined in the announcement by Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent In Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Maurice Aouate, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service.
Jackson worked as a paid consultant for Synagro Technologies, and his duties included facilitating the Detroit City Council’s approval of a sludge hauling contract. United States Attorney Berg said: Todays sentence of 60 months demonstrates the seriousness of the offense of bribing city officials. This office will continue and redouble its efforts to prosecute significant cases of public corruption in our community.
The investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Michael Bullotta and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark D. Chutkow.&/p