Embattled Eastpointe mayor pleads to reduced charge after lying about COVID-19 grant

Monique Owens, the city’s youngest and first Black mayor, now faces up to one year in jail

By Steve Neavling

Eastpointe Mayor Monique Owens pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced misdemeanor charge after authorities say she fraudulently applied for a $10,000 COVID-19 CARES Act grant in 2020. Before entering the plea, Owens paid $10,000 in restitution...

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