On January 30, 2018, John P. Cronan, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division announced that the former CEO of a Detroit information technology company had been indicted for his role in bribing a public official.  Parimal Mehta, the former CEO, is alleged to have made payments to the former Director of Detroit’s Office of Departmental Technology Services Charles Dodd.  In exchange, he is alleged to have secured favorable treatment for his company—adding up to $7.5 million in benefits from the city over 2015 and 2016—and to have obtained confidential information about the city budget.  Dodd pled guilty to bribery in September 2016.  The indictment charges Mehta with five counts of honest services mail and wire fraud, one count of federal program bribery, and five counts of unlawfully using interstate facilities to commit bribery under Michigan law.  U.S. v. Mehta, 2:18-cr-20060 (E.D. Mich.)

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