Michigan Republican Lawmaker Larry Inman Accused Of Trying To Sell His Vote

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A state representative has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of trying to sell his vote on a measure to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law.

Rep. Larry Inman, R-Traverse City, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Grand Rapids, court records show.

House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, called on Inman on Wednesday to resign his seat, though Inman said he has no intention of doing so.

Inman is charged with attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe, and making a false statement to the FBI and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the most serious charge.

According to the indictment, Inman, who was first elected to the state House in 2014, sent text messages seeking contributions to his campaign committee from unions in connection with voting “no” on a measure to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law.

The alleged pleas for campaign cash came in an election year that proved to be a close contest for Inman, who beat his Democratic opponent by less than 700 votes last November.

Read the original article here: freep.com

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