Ex-Detroit councilman Andre Spivey receives 2-year prison sentence for bribery

Ex-Detroit councilman Andre Spivey was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday morning after pleading guilty to bribery.

However, the court said it will delay when he has to report for his sentence so that he can see his daughter graduate high school.

Spivey will be on supervised release for a year after his prison sentence and has to pay fines. He will also have to perform community service during this supervision.

Spivey resigned after his September guilty plea. He admitted to accepting more than $35,000 in bribes in exchange for towing contracts.

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During his sentencing, the judge noted that the crime was not a single instance but rather a pattern. She also said that it was important to set a sentence that deters others from committing similar crimes.

The U.S. Attorney said earlier this month that Spivey should be sentenced to three-plus years in prison.

"Instead of doing the job he was elected to do, Spivey made satisfying his own greed and sacrificing the best interests of the people of Detroit, his job," US Attorney Dawn Ison said in a sentencing memorandum.