FBI busts ex-Hazel Park treasurer accused of embezzling money from residents

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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 Hubbs-Reeves, is set to be arraigned on Thursday in 43rd District Court in Hazel Park.

Hubbs is charged with three felony counts: embezzlement by a public official, embezzlement by an employee, and official misconduct in 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 investigated the case.

“I appreciate the work the FBI completed to present this investigation to my office. We will continue to partner with the bureau on this case,” Nessel said in a statement.

"The FBI is committed to working with our state and local partners to protect the integrity of city government and to take strong action against those who seek to personally benefit by corrupting their elected positions," said Timothy Waters, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Division.

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Steve Neavling is an award-winning investigative journalist who operated Motor City Muckraker, an online news site devoted to exposing abuses of power and holding public officials accountable. Neavling also hosted Muckraker Report on 910AM from September 2017 to July 2018. Before launching Motor City Muckraker,...
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