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Michigan township supervisor charged with taking bribes

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An eastern Michigan township supervisor faces corruption charges in federal court accusing him of taking more than $30,000 in bribes.

Federal prosecutors say FBI agents arrested Chesterfield Township Supervisor Michael Lovelock of New Baltimore on Thursday. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Lovelock accepted multiple bribes from a company that had a significant contract with the township. Authorities say Lovelock was taking the bribes from 2010 to 2016.

Authorities say Lovelock also accepted two other cash bribes from an undercover FBI agent and an individual cooperating with the investigation. Officials say those payments were video recorded.

Lovelock did not immediately respond to an email and phone message left at his township office seeking comment.

Prosecutors said Lovelock's arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in southeastern Michigan, including Macomb County.

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