Phoebe Wall Howard and Joe Guillen Detroit Free Press Published 10:58 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Ownership of the long-abandoned Michigan Central Station transferred in recent days, from a Moroun family company to a company whose leadership has not been identified or confirmed. However, the Free Press found that the new owner of the train station property is a company whose New York street address is also that of a law firm that has represented Ford Motor Credit in lawsuits for more than a decade. While it is not known what, exactly, this means for Ford Motor, the Free Press has confirmed that ongoing talks about a potential train station acquisition in Corktown have been moving forward. It's a highly sensitive negotiation, according to parties involved. A warranty deed dated May 22 was recorded May 23 by the Wayne County Register of Deeds, transferring ownership from the Moroun-affiliated MCS Crown Land Development Co. LLC to New Investment Properties … [Read more...] about Detroit train depot ownership transferred to company with ties to Ford
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Warranty deed recorded May 23 shows ownership transfer of Michigan Central StationFormer Detroit Public Schools book depository building next to depot also transferredProperty transfer comes as Ford Motor Co. is widely expected to buy the train station Kirk Pinho/Crain's Detroit Business The Michigan Central Station has sat vacant since 1988, when Amtrak ended service to the 114-year-old towering train station in Detroit's Corktown neigborhood. One of the Moroun family's real estate companies quietly transferred ownership of the Michigan Central Station to a mystery company last week as all signs point to Ford Motor Co. purchasing Detroit's long-vacant train station in Corktown.A warranty deed dated May 22 was recorded May 23 by the Wayne County Register of Deeds, transferring ownership from the Moroun-owned MCS Crown Land Development Co. LLC to New Investment Properties I LLC, property records obtained by Crain's show.On the same day, the Moroun company also … [Read more...] about Morouns transfer ownership of train station to mystery company
UPDATE: Former high ranking Lake County police commander Daniel Murchek is indicted in the towing bribery scandal CROWN POINT — Dan Murchek, a former high-ranking administrator, is charged and will plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his involvement in the deepening Region towing bribery scandal.The U.S. Attorney's office made public early Friday a one-count indictment against Murchek, shortly after the 24-year veteran of the Lake County police force ended his law enforcement career with an abrupt resignation.U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John E. Martin arraigned Murchek, 57, of Schererville on the felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was freed on bond.Although Murchek pleaded not guilty Friday, attorney Caitlin Padula, who represented Murchek in court, said Murchek already has signed a plea agreement admitting he lied to FBI agents Nov. 14, 2016, when he denied receiving an illegal campaign contribution from an … [Read more...] about A history of corruption in government in Northwest Indiana continues
David A. Lieb, Associated Press Published 3:04 a.m. ET April 11, 2018 Jefferson City, Mo. – Over the past 15 months, dozens of state lawmakers across the nation have been forced from office, removed from leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a mounting backlash against misbehavior by those in power. Yet the majority of state legislative chambers have no publicly available records of any sexual misconduct claims over the past decade. They say no complaints were made, no tally was kept, or they don’t legally have to disclose it, The Associated Press found. Some lawmakers and experts on sexual wrongdoing in the workplace say that suggests politicians are not taking the problem seriously. “There is no good excuse for not making that information available,” said Republican state Sen. Karen McConnaughay of Illinois. “If the voters don’t know these things are going on, then they can’t very well make a judgment … [Read more...] about Legislatures lack public records of misconduct claims
LATEST: Two caught in Portage with BB-style guns near school released by police, charges pending PORTAGE — Two men target shooting with BB-style guns Thursday triggered a district-wide lockdown of the city's public and private schools, Portage police said.The two men were later apprehended near Fegely Middle School, but have been released from police custody.Police Chief Troy Williams said the men were brought back to the station and later released. The reports will be forwarded to the Porter County Prosecutor's office for potential charges. The names of the two men were not released pending the filing of formal charges."It is not a crime to walk on a street with a rifle, but it's not the norm," Williams said.Reports of men with weapons near the school triggered a flood of police response just after 7:30 a.m.Williams said the incident is a reminder of the public safety concern created by people who carry weapons near public school buildings, especially 24 hours after a mass … [Read more...] about 5 important stories you need to know from Thursday: Two caught in Portage with BB-style guns near school released by police, charges pending. Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline belongs to all Hoosiers.