Here’s Another Breaking Story About Rizzo.

According to court records, Freitas told the businessman: “Alright, I just met with them … Um, your guys are gonna get a phone call from the attorney to negotiate prices tomorrow … there’s no way anyone can beat us. .. and make it flat for eight years.”

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According to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court today, Freitas gave insider bidding tips to Rizzo to help them win the deal – which they did – and also accepted a $35,000 bribe from Rizzo to make sure the bill was added onto the water bill so that Rizzo would save money.

In 2015, while working for both Rizzo and as a trustee, Freitas  offered to help Rizzo win a contract in exchange for money.  Freitas also agreed to help get the billing for the contract placed on the Macomb Township water bill, which would save the company money and  make it cheaper  to provide the service, the complaint states.

But unbeknownst to Freitas and the Rizzo official with whom he was dealing, the FBI had tapped their phones, the complaint states. In January, the businessman was confronted with the wiretap evidence, admitted responsibility and agreed to cooperate with the investigation, the complaint states.

According to wiretap evidence detailed by the FBI in court records, here is what happened:

Freitas was excluded from the bid process because he worked for the company. But on Aug. 24, 2015, Freitas called the businessman and told him the number he should bid based on tips he got from an unnamed township source.

According to court records, Freitas told the businessman: “Alright, I just met with them …  Um, your guys are gonna get a phone call from the attorney to negotiate prices tomorrow  … there’s no way anyone can beat us. .. and make it flat for eight years.” Read the rest of this here

This has got me asking questions about how Rizzo got our contract how did they beat out Waste Management? Mr. Mayor what say you? I’ ve been hearing rumors about this contract since the beginning and I’m not alone. Throw this out and get back to clean business.

1 thought on “Here’s Another Breaking Story About Rizzo.”

  1. Did anyone read this part? Is this a part of the contract we got stuffed down our throat last night? Added on to the WATER BILL? Some one answer this one.
    Sorry LHC, we watched while you folded under the usual tactics of the mayor and we have lost confidence in you. In politics, especially, you can be doing well for the people on a usual basis, and screw up once and it leaves a mark on you that lasts. The residents I have heard from today are extremely disappointed. We have seen the mayor’s song and dance when he wants something before, and we saw it repeat last night. We know you are smarter than that. We really depended on you. I normally don’t try to defend action done by council when people call me. I think you had a moment of brain freeze. It is a human thing to happen, but in your position you are very vulnerable to public opinion.
    Councilman Constan refused to allow WM to be brought up, even as a safety net for making the GFL decision. Then certain council pushed it as the only option. Now what?? Again we have to accept the self righteous bs from the administration? The one thing that was said was that the mayor always gets what he wants, no matter how it affects the residents.

    “According to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court today, Freitas gave insider bidding tips to Rizzo to help them win the deal – which they did – and also accepted a $35,000 bribe from Rizzo to make sure the bill was added onto the water bill so that Rizzo would save money.

    In 2015, while working for both Rizzo and as a trustee, Freitas offered to help Rizzo win a contract in exchange for money. Freitas also agreed to help get the billing for the contract placed on the Macomb Township water bill, which would save the company money and make it cheaper to provide the service, the complaint states.”

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