Public Corruption

Serious felony charges demand a high-caliber defense. Time after time, LaRene & Kriger PLC has prevailed in some of the biggest criminal cases in Michigan. We understand what’s at stake. Put your trust in our long track record of trial and appellate success.

Bribery And Extortion Lawyers In The Detroit Area

Public officials are held to a higher standard, from the court of public opinion to specific ethics rules. When officials are accused of abusing their power for personal gain or political vendettas, they may face criminal prosecution and removal from office.

The partners of LaRene & Kriger PLC understand that allegations of corruption can be embarrassing at best, and could mean prison or the end of your career in public service. The seasoned criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended elected and appointed officials in the Metro Detroit area, Southeast Michigan and statewide. Early involvement has even helped clients avoid a humbling and career-killing indictment.

Experienced Defense For Public Corruption Allegations

The attorneys at LaRene & Kriger have represented public officials in many notable cases of corruption and self-serving actions. They successfully defended former Macomb County prosecutor Carl Marlinga, who was indicted on federal charges of bribery and election violations in relation to his 2002 campaign for U.S. Congress. They vigorously challenged the government’s allegations that he had exchanged prosecutorial favors for campaign donations. In defending him at trial in 2006, Mr. Marlinga was acquitted of all charges by a jury.

In another past case, the partners were contacted by a county official in the Detroit area who was under investigation for corruption. By intervening with the prosecutor to show that there was another side to the story, they prevented a damaging indictment. Many attorneys do not realize the importance of vigorous advocacy in the pre-indictment phase, but LaRene & Kriger understands the importance of avoiding prosecution if it is at all possible.

Honest Services Fraud And Mail Fraud Attorneys In Wayne County

LaRene & Kriger represents a wide spectrum of people connected to public corruption investigations, including local government officials, county officers, members of the Michigan House or Senate, campaign managers or party officials, or business owners or executives. The attorneys can capably respond to any charges:

  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Election fraud
  • Bid rigging and government contract fraud
  • Depriving the public of honest services
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Mail fraud and wire fraud
  • Perjury or obstruction of justice

The firm has handled criminal charges in state and federal courts stemming from public corruption scandals in Michigan and beyond. LaRene & Kriger also maintains a strong practice in appeals and post-conviction relief

To arrange a confidential consultation with experienced Detroit bribery defense lawyers, call (313) 513-6533 or email us today.