Clinton Township man gets 2-1/2 years in illegal scheme to improve credit scores
News from The Macomb Daily:
A Clinton Township man was ordered to serve 2-1/2 years to 20 years for his behavior as a Detroit police officer in a bribery and forgery scheme to help improve his and others� credit scores.
Tamboura K. Jackson, 41, was sentenced Friday by Judge Mark Slavens in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit for convictions for operating a criminal enterprise — aka racketeering — public officer accepting bribes and forgery following a December jury trial, state Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a press release.
Co-defendant Lisa Curtis, 35, of Macomb Township, testified against Jackson. She pleaded guilty to bribery of a public officer and was sentenced Oct. 22 to two years probation.
The case originated from an investigation by the FBI-led Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force in collaboration with Schuette�s Public Integrity Unit.
�Public officers who abuse the public�s trust for personal gain greatly undermine the integrity of law enforcement,� Schuette said in the written statement.
Investigators say that beginning in 2009, Jackson took cash bribes in exchange for fraudulent police reports in the enterprise concocted with Curtis.
He told dozens of southeast Michigan clients she could improve their credit score through her Waterford-based company, Bright Star Co…………… continues on The Macomb Daily