Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press

Joe Guillen

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Joe:

Detroit police donates $10,000 to support breast cancer awareness

Detroit Police Chief James White just presented checks to Gilda's Club of Detroit and the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. → Read More

Detroit Councilman Andre Spivey pleads guilty to felony bribery charge for help with towing

Spivey was charged in July with conspiracy to commit bribery. Prosecutors alleged the conspiracy involved more than $35,000 in bribery payments. → Read More

Detroit Councilman Andre Spivey scheduled for plea hearing Tuesday on bribery charge

Spivey, 47, was charged in July with one count of felony conspiracy to commit bribery. Spivey allegedly took a $1,000 bribe from an undercover agent. → Read More

Nonprofit linked to Detroit Councilman Scott Benson made $14,000 in payments to his chief

Benson and his chief of staff Carol Banks are linked to an ongoing investigation by the FBI, who searched Benson’s and Bank's homes last month. → Read More

Towing records, shredded documents among property seized during Detroit city hall raid

The FBI searched for evidence last month related to possible crimes, including bribery, extortion and wire fraud, according to warrant records. → Read More

Detroit police board moves towing selection to city officials, City Council amid probe

The Detroit Office of Contracting and Procurement will take over responsibility for supervising the future selection of towing companies. → Read More

FBI contacted Wayne County campaign finance office amid raids on Detroit City Hall

While the nature of the FBI’s visit is unclear, investigators’ interest is in the office where local campaign finance records are stored. → Read More

Mayor Mike Duggan plans to fix Detroit towing practices amid FBI investigation

A day after the FBI executed searches of Detroit city hall and two council members, Mayor Mike Duggan said he plans to fix Detroit's towing practices. → Read More

FBI executes search warrants at Detroit Councilman Janee Ayers' home, Detroit city hall

The FBI executed a search warrant this morning at the home of Councilwoman Janeé Ayers and at Detroit city hall, a spokeswoman for the FBI said. → Read More

Detroit Councilman Andre Spivey and office worker allegedly accepted $35,000 in bribes

Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey and a staffer accepted more than $35,000 in bribery payments, prosecutors alleged. → Read More

Regional water authority CEO resigns amid investigation of widespread flooding

The CEO of the Great Lakes Water Authority resigned Tuesday, according in a letter obtained by the Free Press. → Read More

Detroit Councilman Andre Spivey expects to be indicted by federal prosecutors for bribery

Spivey's attorney expects Spivey to be indicted for one count of bribery. → Read More

Electrical, power supply problems plagued two pumping stations during metro Detroit deluge

Stations could not operate at full capacity due to electrical problems and interruptions of the power supply, water authority officials said Friday → Read More

East side Detroiters with discolored water can resume using water after flushing plumbing

The instructions apply to residents in the Cornerstone Village, East English Village and Morningside neighborhoods, as well those nearby. → Read More

Detroit water department warns of brown, rusty water flowing from taps on the east side

Caution: Detroit residents in three neighborhoods warned not to drink tap water if it runs brown for at least two minutes. → Read More

Judge upholds secretive investigative tactic used in Flint water criminal cases

Several defendants challenged the one-person grand jury investigation, saying they are unfairly in the dark about the specific evidence against them. → Read More

Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns from council

Leland committed misconduct by accepting a campaign contribution in cash. He will not serve any jail time under the plea agreement, his lawyer said. → Read More

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan should be on August primary ballot, city clerk says

The agreement that Duggan's campaign finance reports are in order appears to nullify an attempt to derail the mayor's reelection effort. → Read More

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's reelection effort challenged over financial reporting

Detroit mayoral candidate Anthony Adams contested the certification of incumbent Mike Duggan's name on the primary ballot over a financial disclosure. → Read More

State investigation into Detroit mayor's office, deleted emails results in no charges

Michigan's Attorney General Dana announced that a criminal investigation into Mayor Mike Duggan's office will not result in any criminal charges. → Read More