Harrison Twp., MI –The Candice Miller for Macomb campaign announced Anthony Marrocco’s worst week ever starting with Anthony Marrocco’s unanimous violation of by the Macomb ethics board for filming a political commercial at a pumping station and ending with Deputy Macomb Public Works Commissioner and 24-year political ally Dino Bucci being the target of an extortion lawsuit alleging Dino Bucci was demanding a kickback of $75,000 for the return of money a development company was owed by Macomb Township. What will come next for the culture of corruption of Anthony Marrocco?
Macomb Daily, “Macomb Township trustee accused in extortion scheme”, 10/21/16:
“With public corruption charges in Macomb County mounting, a longtime Macomb Township trustee has been accused of of trying to extort $76,000 from a contractor, according to published reports….The lawsuit‘s extortion claim against Bucci, a well-known political ally of Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco, is further proof of a “pay-to-play” culture in the department, according to Congresswoman Candice Miller, who is challenging Marrocco in the Nov. 8 election. “The pay to play culture of corruption perpetuated by Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco has been well known in Macomb County for decades,” Miller said Friday in a statement.”
To read the full article, go to: http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20161022/macomb-township-trustee-accused-in-extortion-scheme
Detroit Free Press, “Lawsuit Claims Macomb Twp Trustee tried to extort $76k from Contractor”, 10/21/16:
In yet another allegation of political corruption in Macomb County, a contractor filed a lawsuit Friday accusing a Macomb Township trustee of trying to extort about $76,000 from the company when it tried to get a refund on water and sewer fees for a development that was not constructed. Gianna Investments LLC filed the lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court against the township and Trustee Dino F. Bucci, who also serves as an operations manager for Macomb County Public Works.
To read the full article, go to: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/macomb/2016/10/21/macomb-township-trustee-dino-bucci-kickback/92521162
Marrocco GUILTY of Ethics Violation:
WXYZ, “Ethics board fines Macomb County Public Works Dir. Anthony Marrocco for use of county facility in ad”, 10/19/16:
“Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco violated county ethics when he filmed a TV campaign ad inside the Chapaton Treatment facility on August 31. Marrocco has been fined by the county’s ethics board because he used a county facility in a television ad.”
WDIV, “Board says Macomb County commissioner violated ethics ordinance”, 10/19/16:
“In the latest dust-up in a multi-million dollar political showdown for Macomb County Public Works commissioner, the county’s ethics board found Wednesday that commissioner Anthony Marrocco violated the ethics ordinance when he filmed a political campaign spot on county property.”
To watch the full story, go to: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/board-says-macomb-county-commissioner-violated-ethics-ordinance
Macomb Daily, “Panel says Marrocco violated county ethics ordinance”, 10/19/16:
“County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco violated the county Ethics Ordinance by filming a television campaign ad at a county public works retention basin, the Macomb County Ethics Board decided Wednesday.
To read the full story, go to: http://www.macombdaily.com/government-and-politics/20161019/panel-says-marrocco-violated-county-ethics-ordinance
Detroit Free Press, “Foes of Drain Commissioner Marrocco claim victory with ethics fine”, 10/19/16:
“He was caught red-handed. The board deserves an awful lot of credit. A high-ranking politician. …They didn’t shy away from their duties,” Drolet said Wednesday.