ICE agent, suburban Detroit attorney charged in bribery case

Posted at 4:22 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 16:22:11-04

DETROIT (AP) — A federal agent and a suburban Detroit attorney have been charged with bribery, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 48-year-old Clifton Divers used his position as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement — Homeland Security Investigations agent to obtain deferrals of deportations and other immigration benefits for non-citizen foreign nationals.

Federal authorities say Divers received more than $5,000, free legal services and other things of value.

Charles Busse of Birmingham is accused of paying bribes to get deferrals of deportation and other benefits for his clients. The 58-year-old Busse spent more than 15 years on the Warren City Council.

The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Thursday at Busse’s office and a message at a phone number listed for Divers.