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Why were Gabe Leland, André Spivey sentences treated so differently?

Detroit — Two of the nine Detroit City Council members who began 2021 in elected office resigned in corruption probes by the end of it, but their punishments differed. Gabe Leland, who is White, served no time in jail or prison in a state case for misconduct in office. André Spivey, who is Black, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison.
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Feds: Case Against Detroit's Gabe Leland Was Weakened by FBI Informant Bob Carmack

The questionable conduct of a key undercover FBI informant in the corruption investigation into Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland weakened his bribery case, which led to Leland getting probation instead of prison time. "The government resolved the case against Leland as it did because the strength of the government’s case had...
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Gabe Leland gets 2.5 years of probation on misconduct in office charge

Detroit — Former Detroit City Council member Gabe Leland was sentenced to two and a half years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to a state misconduct in office charge. Wayne County Circuit Judge Gregory Bill handed down the sentence after Leland admitted he "crossed a line" after pleading guilty...
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Detroit Free Press

Former Detroit councilman Gabe Leland gets 2½ years probation

Former Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland was sentenced to 2½ years probation for state misconduct in office. Wayne County Circuit Judge Gregory Bill handed down the sentence Monday, saying it wasn't a "slap on the hand," but a punishment with consequences, should Leland breach his probation. "I warned him if he’s...
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Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland Pleads Guilty to Felony Misconduct

DETROIT, May 5, 2021 ~ Monday, Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland pleaded guilty to felony misconduct in office and resigned his city council seat. “Unfortunately, I crossed a line,” Leland said. “This sad day marks the end of 41 years in which a member of the Leland family has represented the good people of northwest Detroit.”
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Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland Pleads Guilty and Resigns

Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland pleaded guilty Monday morning in Wayne County Circuit Court to misconduct in office, as expected. His attorney Steve Fishman said he has resigned from the council, The Detroit News reports. State law prohibits convicted felons from holding state or local office. "I accepted a campaign contribution...
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Gabe Leland Resigns from City Council After Guilty Plea to Misconduct

Leland, 38, entered the guilty plea before 3rd Circuit Judge Gregory Bill during a virtual court hearing, the article added. Leland, who served the District 7 council seat, according to the article, admitted to taking $7,500, plus free car repairs in 2017 to hold up a land vote for auto shop owner Robert Carmack, per the article.
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