The FBI beats the former Hazel Park treasurer accused of embezzling money from residents

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  • The FBI interrupted corruption in Hazel Park.

Former Hazel Park Treasurer Jo Ann Hubbs has been charged with embezzlement and misconduct in office for allegedly stealing cash payments from city residents, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday.

Hubbs, formerly of Hubbs-Reeves, is due to appear in court on Thursday in the 43rd District Court in Hazel Park.

Hubbs is charged with three counts: embezzlement of a public official, embezzlement of an employee and abuse of office.

If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

Hubbs was fired in July 2018 for allegedly stealing two checks worth $ 4,656 from residents for property taxes.

The FBI is investigating the case.

“I appreciate the work the FBI has done to present this investigation to my office. We will continue to work with the agency in this matter,” Nessel said in a statement.

“The FBI is committed to working with our state and local partners to protect the integrity of the city government and to take strong action against those seeking to take personal advantage by corrupting their elected positions,” said Timothy Waters, special agent in charge of FBIs. Detroit Division.

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