In a letter to Council President Brenda Jones, Spivey cited moving the city past bankruptcy as “the most rewarding challenging” part of serving on the council. He did not mention his guilty plea.
Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey has pleaded guilty to taking $35,000 in bribes as part of a towing scheme in the city of Detroit.
Among the items seized was an envelope titled "Troy's Towing" for a business located on Grinnell Ave in Detroit.
The raids follow a corruption probe that led to charges against Councilmember Andre Spivey for bribery.
"I believe these two individuals knew something was going on in their lives and owed it to the people of Detroit - if it is substantial - to not run for election in the first place," said Mildred Gaddis.
Pugh, 50, has been imprisoned at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. He was sentenced to five and half to 15 years in 2016 after being convicted of sexual assault after pleading guilty. It is the earliest Pugh could be released with the maximum possible sentence he could have served, ending June 22, 2031.
Andre Spivey entered a plea of not guilty and was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond, like a personal bond. He had to surrender his passport and was ordered not to have contact with Public Official A. His attorney says he's cooperating - and could eventually enter a guilty plea - or the case could go to a jury.
Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey was indicted in federal court on allegations that he accepted $35,000 in bribes over a four year period.
Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey will be indicted on bribery charges, according to his attorney.
The council approval came Tuesday by a 6-2 vote. The mayor has said $400 million is for restoring the city’s budget with the remaining $426 million going toward community investments. See which here.
The misconduct conviction was part of a plea deal secured by Gabe Leland's attorney. He originally faced a federal charge for taking thousands of dollars for free autobody work from an area businessman.
But with the general election just a few months away in November, some question if an appointment makes the most sense.
"We still are dealing with a lot of violence as is every big city in the country," Duggan said. "This is not going to be a period of time where we tread water. I am expecting an interim chief to come in and be very aggressive in dealing with the gun violence."
Political insider Adolph Mongo breaks down why council President Brenda Jones, Andre Spivy, Raquel Castaneda Lopez, and Gabe Leyland are not running again.
President Brenda Jones has served on the city council for 16 years and another seven as the body's leader. She is the second member to announce they would not run for reelection this week.
"Retirement does not suit me; I don't know how to sit around," says Virgil C. Smith as he discusses his run for Detroit City Council with Fox 2.
In addition to his work as a school dean, Knight also started a non-profit called Caught Up to help at-risk youth. He was inspired to start the group after losing friends to violence when he was a kid.
Former Fox 2 News Reporter M.L. Elrick will declare his candidacy for Detroit City Council Monday.
Parents charged for the non-fatal shooting of their 3-year-old child.
Councilman Gabe Leland was indicted by a grand jury in 2018 for allegedly taking $15,000 in bribes for free auto bodywork.