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Former Rizzo garbage firm's attorney indicted for his part in Macomb County public corruption scandal

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DETROIT (CCN) — The Farmington Hills attorney who represented Rizzo Environmental Services has been indicted in the FBI's on-going Macomb County public corruption scandal. Jay Schwartz was charged with three counts of bribery and bribery conspiracy in the probe, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court , according to the Detroit Free Press.


Schwartz  is accused by the government of conspiring with others to give thousands of dollars in cash and free legal services to former Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds. He is serving a 17-year prison sentence after he was convicted in federal court.


Reynolds is one of 20 people in prison or who cooperated as part of plea deals, including former trash hauling comany CEO Chuck Rizzo, his father, Detroit area towing titan Gasper Fiore and several Macomb County politicians. The last indictment before Schwartz was charged came when former Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci was indicted but is cooperating with the government against former Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco. Bucci was Marrocco's right-hand man. 


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High school football teams across Michigan open practice; Some hit the filed at one minute after midnight!

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(CCN) — High school football teams across the state open practice today, and some got an early start by taking to the field at one minute after midnight on the first official day teams can practice.


One such midnight event took place at Fenton High School where Coach Jeff Selzke had a special guest meet his team — the president of the sports booster club who was involved in a serious accident six weeks ago. Randall Thompson gave the Tigers an inspirational kick-off speech and vowed to be walking again by Halloween. Fenton's midnight practice, complete with a pre-practice tailgating event for the community, was one of several such midnight madness style openings around the state.


Rockford High School had a different kind of start on Monday when players were not greeted by veteran Coach Ralph Munger for the first time in 28 years. He had a quadruple bypass surgery last week and nobody knows if he will make it back to the sidelines. The Rams, who have been to the state playoffs 24 times in a row, were directed on Monday by Munger's long-time assistant — Randy VanderVeen. He has taken over the interim head coaching duties while Munger recovers.


High school games can begin as early as Aug. 29.


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Trump claims 'biggest part of Mexico deal' not yet revealed; Mexican Foreign Secretary disputes president's statement

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WASHINGTON D.C. (VOA) —  U.S. President Donald Trump held up a piece of paper along the lawn at the White House Tuesday, saying it was his new immigration deal with Mexico that contains mystery provisions, even as Mexico says it has no idea what he is talking about.


"I'm going to let Mexico do the announcement at the right time," President Trump told reporters on a sun-splashed day in Washington on Tuesday. "I just give you my word. In here's the agreement." Asked if Mexico had agreed to become a safe third country to house migrants seeking asylum in the United States, Trump said, "I'm not going to say one way or the other." Earlier on Twitter, President Trump said, "Biggest part of deal with Mexico has not yet been revealed!"  


But on Monday, Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard held up a paper and pointed to the previously announced details, including Mexico's deployment of 6,000 troops to its border with Guatemala to thwart the surge of Central American migrants heading to the United States. "There is no other thing beyond what I have just explained," Ebrard said.


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