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Ex-Detroit Public Library official pleads guilty to bribery, $1.4 million kickback scheme

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DETROIT — The ex-technology chief for Detroit's public libraries has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1iWamHo ) Tuesday that 47-year-old Timothy Cromer faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced.

Cromer of West Bloomfield Township was the library system's chief administrative and technology officer in 2006-13. He was in charge of overseeing contracts and major library projects. The FBI raided his home and office in 2012.

Federal officials have said the library system paid out $4 million to two companies for information technology services. They say $1.4 million was returned in kickbacks.

The Detroit News reports that James Henley and Ricardo Hearn have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and will be sentenced June 3. Cromer's sentencing is Aug. 14.


Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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